Release dates have been announced today for Warner Bros. upcoming slate of films, including J. Edgar, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Gravity.
J. Edgar is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Leonardo Dicaprio as the founding FBI director. The film is set for a limited release on Wednesday, November 9th, expanding to theaters everywhere two days later (Friday, the 11th). This means that it will be facing off against Immortals, Jack and Jill, 11-11-11 and, in limited release, Melancholia.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is set for a limited release on Christmas Day, opposite The Darkest Hour, We Bought a Zoo, In the Land of Blood and Honey and the domestic release of The Adventures of Tintin. The week before sees the opening of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. It will then into wide release on January 20th and stars Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has been delayed from January 27, 2012 until February 10th. It will go up against Safe House, The Vow and the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menance.
Alfonso Cuaron's 3D sci-fi film Gravity has been dated for November 21, 2012. It will go up against 47 Ronin and Rise of the Guardians.
All of the above dates may change, but as always we will keep you posted. This has been one of the best summers at the movies, and it looks like this Holiday is going to be equally epic. I am looking forward to most of the films listed above. What are some of your favorites?