According to Variety the 20th Century Fox vs. Warner Bros Watchmen case has been push back two weeks to January 20th.
Judge Gary Allen Feess set the new trial date Monday, noting that he’s required to handle a criminal matter on Jan. 6. He also refused to make a pre-trial summary judgment — as requested by both sides — because, he said, the contracts between Fox and “Watchmen” producer Larry Gordon are so open to interpretation that they require a trial.
Warner Bros. has not backed off March 6 as the opening for “Watchmen,” directed by Zack Snyder and starring Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley.
Fox’s suit, filed in February, contends that it retains distribution rights to the graphic novel penned by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. It asserts that Gordon’s option to acquire Fox’s remaining interest in “Watchmen” was never exercised, thereby leaving Fox with its rights under a 1994 turnaround agreement.
I guess criminal matters are more important than movie studios bitch slapping each other, however this case needs to get resolved sooner rather than later.