Valkyrie pushed back
Valkyrie is being pushed back on the release schedule for a second time and being moved from October to February or Presidents Day Weekend, originally being pulled from July 4th opening.
While some think that this might be bad news for the film, it's just scheduling, and the studio see an open date that means holiday, less competition, and more bums on seats.
I don't really see this as much of a problem for Valkyrie, of course it could mean that there's something wrong with the film and that they're burying it away, but on the other hand it could mean that it's just been manoeuvred into a position where it can achieve the largest audience.
As MGM distribution President Clark Woods said through Reuters and Yahoo News:
“When an opening became available for President's Day Weekend, we seized the opportunity.”
That opening came when The Wolf Man was moved away from that date. Is there anything sinister in that, marking the film as bad or tainted? I don't actually think so.
Bryan Singer is in charge of a film that is marking a big moment in history, particularly for Europe and Germany, and with such huge talent both in and behind the film I doubt this is going to be a bad film, or even a lacklustre one. I think this is going to be storming, and having it competing with nothing but the weather seems a strong financial decision.