London: The release date for computer-animated action comedy 'Kung Fu Panda 3' has been shifted to 2016.
Kung Fu Panda. Pic/Santa Banta
Originally scheduled for December 23, 2015, the Jack Black animation feature will now launch on March 18, 2016, reported Digital Spy.
20th Century Fox stated that the decision was made to avoid directly competing with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', which opens on December 18, 2015.
"This is part of our constantly re-evaluating the competitive landscape, as we do with all of our films," said Domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson.
Black reprises the role of Po in the third 'Kung Fu Panda' movie, returning alongside Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and David Cross.
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