'American Sniper' Hits on Christmas, 'Man from U.N.C.LE.' Delayed
by Ethan Anderton
August 13, 2014
There's been a lot of release date shuffling lately with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice moving to March of 2016, Fury bumping up to October and Pixels arriving later in the summer of 2015. Now there's more release date musical chairs as Warner Bros. has decided to release Clint Eastwood's adaptation of American Sniper on Christmas Day this year, qualifying it for awards season before expanding to theaters nationwide on January 16th. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and tells the story of how he recorded the highest number of sniper kills for an American. So Merry Christmas, folks!
In addition, Warner Bros. has also announced that they are pushing back Guy Ritchie's adaptation of the classic TV series Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Man of Steel lead Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer. Originally slated for the dumping ground release of January 16th, 2015, the film has now been given a somewhat better release date on August 14th, 2015. The late summer date gives us a little more hope that the film will be better than originally anticipated, but we need to see a trailer before we really get on board with the film.
Finally, the studio also slightly shifted their remake of Point Break from August 7th, 2015 to a week earlier on July 31st, 2015, just to give the film some more breathing room before Man from U.N.C.L.E. arrives, I guess. And finally, two untitled horror films from New Line Cinema have also been set for January 29th, 2016 and September 9th, 2016. Maybe one of those will be the sequel to The Conjuring? They could also hoping for an Annabelle sequel after the spin-off arrives this fall. Either way, that's pretty far out, so we're not too concerned. These release date claims are getting out of hand though.