One of the original Monster Mash-Ups
Warner Bros. has announced that Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2 has been delayed from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019.  The studio also scheduled the monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong (see “King Kong Unites With Godzilla”), which still doesn’t have a director attached, for May 29, 2020, which just happens to be four weeks after an as-yet-unnamed Marvel film to kicks off the summer movie season.  As Screen Rant notes, the move of Godzilla was likely spurred by competition from Paramount’s Transformers 6.

Universal, which has scheduled a big budget revival of The Mummy with Tom Cruise (see “Universal Unveils The Mummy Plot”) for June 9, 2017, as well as an unnamed monster movie for April 13, 2018, has claimed yet another date, Feb. 15, 2019 for an untitled monster film.   A revival of The Invisible Man starring Johnny Depp will likely debut on one of those dates depending on the schedules of all involved.

Sony has, according to Deadline, set a date for Underworld: Blood Wars, the fifth film in the gaming-based fantasy franchise, which will star series veteran Kate Beckinsale (see “Kate Beckinsale Back for Underworld 4”) and Theo James and debut on October 14,2016.

In other scheduling changes, Deadline reports that Lionsgate has moved the animated My Little Pony feature up from November 3, 2017 to October 6, 2017.  On its new October date the Hasbro-based MLP (see “Best in Shows Update”) film will be up against an unnamed Warner Bros. event film and an as-yet-untitled Fox X-Men movie—so much for October as the month for horror movies and Oscar-seeking adult art movies.

Be sure to bookmark the Best in Shows Index to keep track of all upcoming geek-related films scheduled through 2020 (see “Best in Shows Index”).