By Josh Rottenberg
April 09, 2012 at 10:00 PM EDT
Melinda Sue Gordon

Comedy fans eagerly awaiting the unveiling of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedic character, the Qadaffi-esque tyrant Admiral General Aladeen, will now have to wait five extra days. Paramount is moving the release date for Baron Cohen’s new comedy The Dictator from Friday, May 11 to Wednesday, May 16. The shift was made so that the film wouldn’t open directly against director Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, which, as the recently released trailer suggests, has more of a comedic tone than Paramount may initially have expected.

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