WALT DISNEY STUDIOS RELEASE SCHEDULE UPDATE

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Disney and received via electronic mail. The release
was confirmed by the sender.) 
THE MUPPETS 2 is now dated on 3/21/14. 
·         MUPPETS 2 is produced by Todd Lieberman and David
Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin
and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The
cast includes Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell - and of course, the
whole Muppets gang. 
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Marvel) will be available
in 3D. 
·         Releases on 4/4/14. 
·         CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where
“Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to
embrace his role in the modern world. The film stars Chris Evans
in the title role and will be directed by brothers Anthony and
Joe Russo. 
MALEFICENT is now dated on 7/2/14 (from 3/14/14). 
·         MALEFICENT, the untold story of Disney’s most beloved
villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the
events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse
the baby, Aurora. 
·         MALEFICENT will be released in 3D and is produced by
Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, from a screenplay
written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Angelina Jolie as
Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda
Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. 
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel) will be available in 3D. 
·         Releases on 8/1/14. 
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, based on the Marvel comic books of the
same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team
up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. James
Gunn will direct. 
1952 is now dated on 12/19/14 in 3D. 
·         1952 will be produced by Damon Lindelof and directed
by Brad Bird, from a script by Lindelof and Bird. George Clooney
will star. 
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 is now dated on 7/10/15. 
·         PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 will be produced by Jerry
Bruckheimer and will star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Jeff Nathanson is writing the screenplay. 
·         The “Pirates of the Caribbean” films have earned over
$3.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Most recently,
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” earned over $1.043
billion. 
(bjh) NY 
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