I just watched the bluray over the weekend. Definitely a lot different then regular series, certainly wasn't expecting them to do that to _________. The battle scene at the end was really awesome, Mari fights well. Looking forward to Q. Last I heard was Summer 2012, but nobody really knows for sure as noted above.
Eva is my 2nd time all time favorite series, so I was excited about these. 1.11 seemed fairly pointless (by this I mean how it was 90% the same as the series), but 2.22 restored my expectations and then some.
Yeah, but lots of things have changed by then (they've said that even before releasing 1.0!) and both movies proved to be smash hits in Japan.
Releasing them togheter would mean that it'd be just a single long movie, or a simultaneous release. Both cases would make them lose money.
I don't foresee that happening anymore, since every single one they release brings in millions of yen, so they'll probably milk the cow as long as possible