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Universal Sets Release Date for 'Kick Ass 2,' Bumps Back '47 Ronin,' Moves Up 'Jurassic Park 3-D'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 15, 2012 at 1:37PM

Universal has been moving around its release slots. We already detailed changes on the release dates for Ron Howard's Chris Hemsworth NASCAR vehicle "Rush," Tom Cruise in sci-fi epic "Oblivion," and Guillermo del Toro's horrific "Mama" here. Now the studio is giving "Kick Ass 2" a release date of June 28, 2013, right in time for the fanboy summer movie glut.
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2010's "Kick Ass"
2010's "Kick Ass"

Universal has been moving around its release slots. We already detailed changes on the release dates for Ron Howard's Chris Hemsworth NASCAR vehicle "Rush," Tom Cruise in sci-fi epic "Oblivion," and Guillermo del Toro's horrific "Mama" here.

Now the studio is giving "Kick Ass 2" a release date of June 28, 2013, right in time for the fanboy summer movie glut. Meanwhile, a few other Universal titles are doing the shuffle: due to extensive (and expensive) reshoots, "47 Ronin" has been pushed back almost an entire year from February to December of 2013, while Spielberg's beloved dino flick "Jurassic Park" will re-release in 3-D and IMAX 3-D a few months early, moved from July to April of 2013. (More on studio reshoots and changing tentpole strategy here; more on Universal's possible management shifts here.)

Comedy "Identity Thief," starring Jason Bateman and "Bridemaids" darling Melissa McCarthy, has been moved up from May to February 18, 2013. "Love Actually" creator Richard Curtis's time-travel romantic comedy "About Time," starring Rachel McAdams, now lands on May 10, 2013, while Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg actioner "2 Guns" is set for a late summer berth on August 16.

Supernatural action-adventure flick "R.I.P.D.," with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as co-leads, has been pushed back a few weeks to July 19.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.