'Spider-Man 4' release date squeezed

7:38 PM PST 01/06/2010 by Carl DiOrio, AP

'Thor' slips into May 6, 2011, slot; 'Pirates 4' also gets date

Boxoffice year 2010 has just begun, but all eyes in Hollywood seem to be on May 2011. On Wednesday, three developments occurred in rapid fire:

-- Sony's "Spider-Man 4" effectively was effectively bounced from its May 6, 2011, slot because of a production delay.

-- Paramount's Marvel comics actioner "Thor" leaped into that slot.

-- Disney finally slotted its "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" for May 20, 2011.

The next question for the 2011 summer slate: Where will "Spidey 4" land once its script woes are sorted out?
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