Warner Bros. have announced that Guy Ritchie’s Man From UNCLE movie with Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill and Hugh Grant will be released on January 15th next year.
Typical commentary on studio release dates would see this as a vote of no confidence. January is typically considered the dumping ground for dreck, a period when cinema-going has all but slowed to a halt.
That may, however, be a reductivist point of view, especially when Warner Bros. are trying to fit the film into a very, very crowded year.
Or maybe The Man From UNCLE is a complete carbuncle and WB just ‘fessed up by flushing it into a horrible u-bend of a release date. People are going to believe what they want, anyway. I’m not going to start a fight, but to me, Guy Ritchie’s name on the poster is far more an indicator of relative quality than a release date would ever be.