R.I.P.D. Moves Back Three Weeks

Amidst their slew of release date changes announced today, Universal Pictures has pushed back the horror-tinged action-comedy R.I.P.D., starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and based on the Dark Horse comic book mini-series, to July 19, 2013, in order to make room on June 28 for the planned sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass 2, once again starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The sequel will be directed by Jeff Wadlow with more casting being announced for the movie daily.

Three weeks is nothing compared to the ten-month delay they’ve placed upon Carl Rinsch’s samurai film 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves, which was originally supposed to come out in early November 2012 but was first pushed back till next February and now has settled on a release date of Christmas Day 2013.

Unfortunately, this also means that the movie will be coming out five months after James Mangold’s The Wolverine, which also has samurai themes and a mostly Japanese cast, which means comparisons will be inevitable.