United Artists and MGM have pushed back the release of Bryan Singer's (Superman Returns) Tom Cruise starrer Valkyrie from the July 4th holiday frame to Oct. 3, 2008, according to Variety.

The site reports that:

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Singer has yet to shoot a pivotal battle scene that explains how Cruise's character, a Nazi officer who is part of a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, lost his eye and hand while fighting in Africa. Battle scene was originally set to be shot outside the U.S., but those plan were scuttled. UA is in the process of nailing down a new location.

UA, which Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner revived last year, wants to make sure Singer has the time he needs.

Singer is looking to shoot the battle scene in February where the rest of the production wrapped in October.