Blockbuster Movie Showdown: Release Date Madness
Which studio will blink first?
'Star Wars: Episode VII' vs. 'Inferno'
Release date: Dec. 18, 2015
Longview Winner: "Star Wars: Episode VII"
Longview Loser: "Inferno"
Should either film move off the date: "Inferno," and it will.
Lowdown: Trust me, no one at Sony Pictures really thinks it's a good idea to slot the third Dan Brown movie, "Inferno," vs. the long awaited return of "Star Wars." More likely, Sony is sticking to this opening until it's 100% clear that the J.J. Abrams installment in the "Star Wars" saga will actually make the date. "VII" has already moved from Summer 2015 to Christmas 2015. If they continue to be behind schedule is Summer 2016 in the cards? "Inferno" will watch and wait for now.