The studio is delaying the start of 2012 by several months, due to…well we’re not quite sure what. We know that Sony already has a very big summer coming up with Angels & Demons, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, and the international release of The Terminator. This summer we’re also expecting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which would have opened a week after 2012, absolutely creaming it at the box office.

They’re moving 2012 from a July 12th release to a November 13th release. The studio has stated that the film will be ready for it’s earlier release date, and that this isn’t a “troubled production” sort of thing. It’s merely a scheduling conflict which forces them to jump back four months. I think it’s that the final cut of 2012 isn’t living up to big summer blockbuster standards so they’re moving it to a “safer” date. Although I’m not even sure if that’s possible as now it will be competing with Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and New Moon.

So what do you think really happened?

Check out the awesome 2012 trailer below..