With Sony's Spider-Man 4 on hold and crew encouraged to find other work, Variety is reporting that Paramount and Marvel Entertainment have pushed up the release of Thor by two weeks, to May 6, 2011, staking out Spidey's former release date.
Disney, meanwhile, set a May 20, 2011, release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the franchise, staking out Thor's original date:
Sony said it wasn't abandoning the date, a highly-coveted frame since it is the first weekend of summer. Studio said it is still hoping to complete the film in time.
However, Paramount decided to act aggressively and not wait for the outcome, in case another studio acted first and put one of their films there.
If by some miracle Spider-Man 4 makes its original release date, it's possible everything could move again. Stay tuned!