Paramount/Viacom Inc. has announced that they are slotting World War Z 2 (or whatever they end up calling it) on June 9th, 2017. That is a release date already occupied by 20th Century Fox’s The Fantastic Four 2 (or whatever they end up calling it). Obviously there is room for two would-be hitters on the same mid-June weekend. World War Z squared off against Monsters University and came out alright in late June of 2013. Of course, the Pixar sequel and the Brad Pitt vehicle were not necessarily chasing the same audience, but I digress. That these respective sequels are currently opening directly against each other is a little humorous and not a little ironic. Both are sequels to original films that suffered copious production hurdles and (allegedly) were outright nightmares to make.