Lord Garth wrote:
Makes sense. All they changed was the release date not so much the production schedule. Nice to see there won't be a down-to-the-wire last-minute rush.
I think I recall reading after the change in release date was originally announced that they intended to stick as much as possible to the original production schedule, but that they didn't mind having the extra time available, just in case it might be needed.
He doesn't really comment on the schedule here
, but there's a comment by a Paramount exec here
saying that the movie was still expected to be completed before year-end and here
some more details from March about the expected schedule.