Summarizing the weekly release date changes, let's start with the two biggest ones. First up, Disney and Marvel's "Thor 2" moved from November 15th, up by one week to November 8, 2013, under the helm of Alan Taylor. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the God of Thunder, as does Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and others including Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Jamie Alexander, Josh Dallas and Tadanobu Asano.
Also changing dates from Disney is Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter starrer "The Lone Ranger" which now opens on July 3, 2013 as opposed to May 31st, a bummer for fans who will have to wait another month and a half for the Gore Verbinski film.
Weinstein Co gives a first release date of July 18th this year in limited venues to their French film "War of the Buttons" *(a.k.a. " La nouvelle guerre des boutons"). Christophe Barratier ("Paris 36," "The Chorus") directs and co-adapts the script based on the novel by Louis Pergaud.
FilmDistrict shifts up their "Playing the Field" comedy from Christmas Day to December 7th. Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel star in the Gabriele Muccino ("Seven Pounds," "The Pursuit of Happyness") film.
Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo starrer "Why Stop Now?" from IFC Films gets its first release date on August 17th, exclusively to New York and Los Angeles and Vitagraph Films' "Dark Horse" comedy with Selma Blair and Justin Bartha lands now opens this weekend, starting June 8th in New York.