Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes & Jonah Hex Release Dates

erc BoxOffice reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has set release dates for Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes and Jonah Hex, while the last “Harry Potter” movie has been scheduled up against The Avengers and Christopher Nolan’s Inception faces Thor. Here are a few excerpts:

Today, Warner Bros. announced the official release date for Green Lantern: December 17, 2010. One of the crown jewels of DC Comics, this will no doubt light up the box office over the holiday season, and marks a changing of the guard for superhero movies. Usually, men-in-spandex drop into theatres during the summer months, but with Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Green Hornet all set for summer 2010, DC wisely chose to corner the holiday market instead. Currently, the film is scheduled to debut the same weekend as Sony’s big screen adaptation of the Smurfs. Blue vs. Green. I’m putting my money on green and guessing that blue will find another date that is a lot more smurfy.

The final Harry Potter film also locks down a date: 7/15/2011. Previously, the film, which will focus on the second half of the book The Deathly Hallows, was scheduled for Summer 2011. And guess who else is set to open that same weekend…? Marvel’s The Avengers.

Yo, Holmes! The studio also announced a new date for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: 12/25/09. Previously the Robert Downey Jr. starrer was to open 11/13/09, against Sony’s 2012 and Fox’s The Tooth Fairy. Now, the film will open Christmas Day along with Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, and Universal’s Untitled Nancy Meyers Comedy.

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi pic, Inception, which is based on his original script, drops 7/16/10.

Director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) saddles up Jonah Hex–a western based on the DC comic book character–which rides into theatres 8/6/10. Josh Brolin is set for the title role, while John Malkovich will co-star.

Source: erc BoxOffice