Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and Spider-Man 4Switch Release Dates
Posted 01.07.10 by Ryan
Just as the announcement was made that Spider-Man 4 would be delayed from its May 6, 2011 release date due to script issues, Marvel Entertainment and Paramount jumped at the open spot and moved Thor up two weeks and into Spider-Man 4's vacated date.
Variety reports that Sony hasn't abandoned hope yet for the May 6 date, and should Spider-Man 4 be able to meet its deadline Thor could move again. However, it likely won't get its May date back if it moves again as Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has moved into Thor's old release date, making another move by Thor less likely.
May is a coveted month in 2011, with movie studios trying to avoid a crowded summer schedule that features Transformers 3, Harry Potter, Green Lantern, and the still uncast The First Avenger: Captain America all opening during June and July.