The trailer for Warner Bros upcoming comic adaptation The Losers dropped a couple of weeks ago, and it was greeted with plenty of fanfare. This is why the studio’s latest decision regarding the film makes absolutely no sense. According to SHH, the movie has been pushed back two months, and won’t be released on April 9th as planned. Instead it’s going from a spring to a summer blockbuster duking it out against the likes of, you guessed it, The A-Team.
The Losers are a special black-ops team whose members originated from several different branches of the military. In their own units, each one of them at some point or another lost a soldier under their command, hence they dubbed themselves “The Losers.” Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Sargent Clay, Idris Elba is Roque, Chris Evans is Jensen, Columbus Short is Pooch, Zoe Saldana is Aisha, and Oscar Jaenada is Cougar.
Warner Bros has moved the film to June 4, 2010, which means it will open exactly one week before The A-Team. This is rather convenient considering the similarities between the two films. If you look at both trailers they do share a similar story, tone, and attitude. The A-Team has the upper hand because it’s a pre-existing television property that has a serious fanbase. In the end, this is a decision that might hurt rather than help The Losers.
What do you think about The Losers being pushed back to this summer? Which film are you more excited to see The A-Team or The Losers?