New Dates, New Names for Several Geek Films
Posted by ICv2 on December 15, 2016 @ 7:13 pm CT
In a Warner Bros. executive shakeup, exiting President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman told Deadline some interesting news. After praising his management team he started naming off films coming in 2017, including Justice League and more importantly, films expected for 2018. “Then in 2018, there is a second Fantastic Beasts film, and Ready Player One feels like an ambitious movie by the world’s best filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, that will set the world on fire. There is Aquaman with James Wan, and Scooby Doo will be a huge launch and then there is Lego Ninjago. And then there is Ben Affleck’s Batman.” The movie has not be scheduled, but Affleck has already cast his Deathstroke (see “Joe Manganiello To Play Deathstroke”).
THR reported that Justice League director Zack Snyder, who has just wrapped Justice League, plans to direct the sequel. The delay means Snyder can now work on the thriller The Last Photograph in 2017 instead. No new release date has been set for Justice League 2.
Deadline reported Warner Bros. finally announced an official release date for Aquaman: October 5, 2018 (see “Best in Shows--Q4 2018”). Warner Bros. had reserved the date for an Untitled DC Film in 2016 (see “Warner Bros. Shifts, Adds to DC Movie Slate”) and had Aquaman set for a summer release in July, but has since pushed it back. Jason Momoa will play Aquaman, Amber Herald will play Mera, and Patrick Wilson has been cast as Orm/Ocean Master (see “'Transformers,' 'Aquaman,' 'Tomb Raider,' 'Alita,' 'Power Rangers,' 'Planet of the Apes'”).
ComingSoon.net reported. The Godzilla film will be called Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and it will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus). The film is scheduled for March 22, 2019 release (see “Best in Shows--Q1 2019”). The Pacific Rim sequel, which had previously been announced as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (see “'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,' 'Painkiller Jane,' 'Sesame Street,' 'Pacific Rim 2'”) is now titled Pacific Rim: Uprising (see “Best in Shows--Q1 2018”).
The first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer just released last week (see “First Official 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Trailers”), and the movie doesn’t release in theaters until July 7, but Sony has already locked in July 5, 2019 for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Deadline reported. So far, the only competition is Disney’s Indiana Jones 5, which opens two weeks later (see “Best in Shows--Q3 2019”).
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