Blockbuster Movie Showdown: Release Date Madness
Which studio will blink first?
'Fantastic Four' vs. 'The Inside Out'
Release date: June 19, 2015
Longview Winner: Too close to call.
Longview Loser: Too close to call.
Should either film move off the date: "Fantastic Four," because Pixar won't.
Lowdown: This is a curious one. "Inside Out" will be the first original Pixar movie to hit theaters since "Brave" in 2012 (!). Making sure Pixar's latest baby has a massively successful delivery will be a priority of epic proportions for Disney. On the other hand, Fox has a lot riding on a rebooted more "youthful," but less bland "Fantastic Four." Can both tentpoles succeed on the same weekend? This pundit says no. There is too much audience crossover. Instead, this looks like a case of who will blink first and move off the date. If both films are still on this date a year from now? Oh, my.