After what feels like years of rumblings about a motion picture based on the world's most popular mobile game franchise, Finnish developer Rovio makes it official: Angry Birds the movie, in theaters summer 2016.

Following Marvel Studios' lead (David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios is executive producer of the film), Rovio is producing and financing the feature film outside of the studio system, which gives them the full creative control necessary to ensure their vision of birds being thrown at pigs is not perverted by the Hollywood machine. Despicable Me producer John Cohen will act as producer for the Angry Birds film. I'm sure that means something.

The question here is will the Angry Birds love hold up for another three years?