It seems like it’s going to be released in December 2008, or at least it’s stated to be so by this source.
I’m not exactly sure how trustworthy this source is, but it seems play a rather credible role of a news site for the upcoming movie releases in Japan, as well as an archive site for movie releases in Japan.
It’s quite a pity that it’s coming out so late. I was hoping for a September release, but it looks like Gainax doesn’t plan to have Evangelion 2.0 clashing with the Gurren Lagann Movie. I guess we can expect the release of Evangelion 3.0 and 4.0 in late 2009, and the release of Evangelion 2.0’s DVD in either June or July 2009.
In other news, the Major movie’s scheduled to be out in December 2008 too. Hurray for Goro pitching his fastballs on the silver screen!