"Green Lantern" won't be coming out in theaters in December 2010, it has been reported. According to Box Office Mojo, Warner Bros. Pictures have decided to shift the release date of the superhero movie to June 17, 2011, sixth months later than its original schedule which was set on December 17, 2010.
There are yet words on the reason behind the shuffle, though some indicated that the lack of lead for the movie may have something to do with it. No words are also disclosed on whether this schedule change will affect the September shooting plans in Australia or whether it is done to give director Martin Campbell more time for post-production.
"Green Lantern" will tell the story of Hal Jordan, an ordinary test pilot who is suddenly given the task by dying alien named Abin Sur to protect the space using a green energy-powered ring. Pre-production for the movie scripted by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green is set to begin in July. Earlier, "The Hangover" actor Bradley Cooper has been reported to be a potential candidate to star as the titular character.
As for other reports regarding Warner Bros. movies' release date, Box Office Mojo pointed out that "Happy Feet" sequel, "Happy Feet 2", has been set to dance into theaters across the U.S. on November 18, 2011. Meanwhile, Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" has been moved from October 8, 2010 release to March 25, 2011.