According to this article from the L.A. Times, Regal Cinemas have settles their dispute with Disney over the opening and the movie will be opening as scheduled in their theaters. The Times is also reporting that AMC, the nation’s second largest movie chain (after Regal) has settled with the studio. There’s no word yet of exactly what the settlements entail or who actually blinked first, but it does mean that both chains will be hustling to work with Fandango to get online ticket sales back up and running and will be premiering the film as scheduled.
So, Iron Man and Avengers fans can breathe a sigh of relief and go ahead and make plans to catch up with the latest adventure of the Iron Avenger. (Oh, and just as a quick aside, the film has already opened in the UK and initial reviews are very positive, though they also indicate that the film may take some viewers by surprise, as it seems to head off into territory not explored in the first two films, but which definitely sets it in a post Avenges milieu.)
- AMC And Disney End Renegotiation Dispute: Advance Ticket Sales For ‘Iron Man 3′ Begin (deadline.com)
- AMC Resumes Advanced Ticket Sales of ‘Iron Man 3′ (variety.com)