By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Walt Disney Pictures, Variety
Now this is odd. While you usually see studios competing for release dates during summer, Disney has decided to take it to Sony by having Tron: Legacy release on the same day as The Green Hornet. Both films favor the male demographic, and both films are battling for a December weekend. Wha?!
Tron Legacy vs The Green Hornet
Both Tron: Legacy and The Green Hornet are set to be released on December 17th, 2010. While the move does seem risky, I got $5 that Disney is expecting Sony to push The Green Hornet back a bit further, since the film's production has already had quite the bumpy ride; which forced the delay of expected theatrical release.
Where Disney also has an edge is the buzz they've already generated for Tron: Legacy thanks to the Comic Con video below (via TrailerAddict). It just so happens that this video was shown at both SDCC 2008 and 2009.
Tron: Legacy will open to theaters on December 17th, 2010.