Date Set for Transformers 3; Thor Moved Up

Fans of the robots in disguise will be pleased to hear Paramount has set a release date of July 1, 2011 for Transformers 3.

The second film in the franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is set to open June 24, reuniting director Michael Bay with stars Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox.

Paramount also has fine-tuned the release date for Marvel Studio’s Thor feature, which now will debut May 20, 2011. The studio had announced just last week it would release the film on June 17, 2011.