|Source: World of Smash Bros Wikia|
Columbia Pictures have today revealed a new official release date for their upcoming motion picture adaptation of Rovio's hit physics-orientated puzzle video game Angry Birds (as well as its various successors, the Rio and Star Wars spin-offs not withstanding). Previously scheduled to take flight in cinemas on July 1st, 2016, the first instalment in what's doubtless intended to be a franchise kick-starter stars Paul's Jason Sudeikis, This is the End's Danny McBride and even Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, albeit in a vocal capacity in all three cases as a result of the project taking the form of the latest addition to the animated film genre.
Few would have blamed the production team for flapping their metaphorical feathers vigorously enough to enable them to shift Angry Birds out of 2016, particularly since it'll share the stage with The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 1, Kung Fu Panda 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Goosebumps, Captain America: Civil War, The Huntsman, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Apocalypse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Uncharted, Finding Dory, Independence Day Forever, The Mummy, Transformers 5, The BFG, Star Trek 3, The Bourne Betrayal, Ice Age 5, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Mighty-Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Tarzan, Suicide Squad, LEGO Ninjago, A Monster Calls, Inferno, Doctor Strange, The Sinister Six, Moana, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a series of standalone Star Wars blockbusters and (quite possibly) Avatar 2 as a direct result of staying put, yet if they've accumulated sufficient confidence so as to convince them to hold firm based on their initial animation work, then we say more power to them at this juncture. We'll have more details on Angry Birds' launch schedule, its competition as well as its resultant commercial prospects in the coming months, so stay tuned...
Angry Birds will now catapult itself into cinemas worldwide on May 20th, 2016.