The buzz I've heard is that (like the original animated movie) they may be reversing Duke's death because of Channing Tatum's popularity and are also hounding Joseph Gordon-Levitt to return as Cobra Commander because of how much his profile has increased.
I hope they eventually release this "We have no confidence in the movie we just made and marketed the hell out of" cut of the film.
As for January and Feburary it used be be the studios didn't really release *anything* in January through Feb. They would save up, shoot their load at the 'Holiday movies' and then coast on those until about March-April when there was that 'dead zone' -- where everyone who was going to see the holiday movies had had their chance to see the holiday movies and yet it was too early to release the summer blockbusters but they needed something new to put in the theatres so they would put out the crap.
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