‘The Lone Ranger’ Helps Push ‘Thor 2’ to Thanksgiving 2013

Your return trip to Asgard has been delayed due to some heavy traffic.

/Film and many others are reporting today that Disney has decided their on-again, off-again Lone Ranger movie (remember when you hadn’t heard of the characters in a movie before they made it?) is on again. That meant it needed a release date, naturally, and that meant the summer of 2013 started looking a little crowded. By the time all the Post-Its on the calendar were shuffled, Lone Ranger was given May 31st, Thor 2‘s original July 26th launch was given to Phineas and Ferb, and Thor 2 ended up on November 15th.

This is not seen as any lack of confidence in the movie itself; if anything, it looks like Disney wanted to give it more of its own spotlight at Thanksgiving, rather than having to crowd it in with everything else going on that summer. Patty Jenkins is still directing, and all systems are otherwise go. You just have a 764-day wait now. Hopefully, somehow, you can find something to hold you over in the meantime.


  1. JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

    Great. Now I hate Phineas and Ferb. I just have to find out what that is and then I can actively wish for it to go away.

    • good move

    • Phineas and Ferb is a Disney kids’ cartoon. It’s actually pretty funny- it keeps the kids entertained, but it has plenty of jokes aimed towards the adults who have to sit through it with their kids, like myself. I’d say it’s one of the better cartoon out there for kids right now.

      That said, I’m not excited that Thor 2 was moved and replaced with this.

    • yea.. i have a 2 year old daughter and I breath a long sigh of relief when the Phineas and Ferb theme song starts. This is because it means i have at least 30 minutes before i have to watch something like ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirates’ or my nemesis, Dora.

    • No thanks. PnF > Thor. I say this as a 23 year old man who enjoyed Thor. (Didn’t enjoy it more than Perry the Platypus.)

  2. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this, because Nov. 15 is my birthday, and that would be awesome. But there’s no way this is going to go down like this. Big blickbusters don’t get released in November very often…

    • Harry Potter. The first films were all Thanksgiving releases, and they did mass business. LotR wasn’t much later.

  3. sucks, but i wonder if it’s Thor pre-Avengers or if he goes back after the Avengers. anyone? i love spoilers

    • Thor isn’t really confined to being on just Earth or Asgard. I’m sure in The Avengers it’ll get explained that the rainbow bridge was rebuilt and he’ll be able to freely travel between the two. And there’s also the part that Jane Foster will be in it again so we’ve got her as a love interest again. But yeah, the movie will most definitely be set after The Avengers…

    • Bridge doesn’t have to be fixed yet. Remember Loki said there were more ways into Asgard then the bridge.

  4. dang, I have something going on that day.

  5. I totally get from a business standpoint why they did this. It sucks, but because Disney has so much to release it would be a clusterfuck to just throw this out there with other, bigger hits coming out.

    But to be pushed aside for Phineas and Ferb? And not go vice versa at least on that? That’s a big embarrassing.

    • Disney has more riding on Phineas and Ferb – it’s their property, it goes hand-in-hand with their t.v. show on their flagship network, and it’s in their tradition of animated feature films. Thor involves stuff they just happen to own. They probably also figure that Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings did just fine in a similar slot, so it’s safe to put that there than a kids’ movie in a sea of seasonal kids’ movies. As long as they don’t push it into 2014, they’ve not lost confidence in the franchise.

    • I agree, I understand why they did it but it sucks to have to wait longer to see it.

  6. As much as I want to see “The Lone Ranger” I would wanted “Thor 2” in the summer, but I’ll be there to watch it.

  7. I’ll give Phineas and Ferb a pass cause I love that show, but damn you Lone Ranger! For this you shall pay! You will not get a dime out of my wallet!