Twilight Moved Up to November in Harry Potter's Absence
by Alex Billington
August 16, 2008
As everyone undoubtedly knows, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was just moved from November to July of 2009. Not only did this anger fans and start up an immense amount of discussion, but it left a huge gap in the release schedule that was just waiting to be filled. To fill that gap, Summit Entertainment has stepped up and moved the release of Twilight from December 12th to November 21st. For those who are completely disconnected, Twilight is the big screen adaptation of the first book in Stephenie Meyer's series. It will now go up against Disney's Bolt head-to-head, since Disney moved that film to the vacant spot as well. This is definitely a knife if the back of all the Harry Potter fans.
As much as I'd love to talk highly of Twilight, I just can't, especially after they ruined Comic-Con. I know that there are probably countless individuals who love both books, but seeing Twilight become the big Thanksgiving release while we wait another 8 months for Harry Potter really, to put it plainly, pisses me off. Summit's CEO Rob Friedman explains, "We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible Potter franchise for 2008, rather we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer's incredible book series the film as soon possible from a programming perspective." Screw it because all this will now do is get us past that dreaded Twilight release sooner and I couldn't be more happy to quickly pass by it and forget about it. If you can't already tell, I'm not the least bit interested in Twilight.