Save the date(s) for the latest geek movie roundup.
Marvel and Disney have called dibs on six dates for yet-to-be-identified MCU films, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
- May 7, 2021
- July 30, 2021
- November 5, 20121
- February 18, 2022
- May 6, 2022
- July 29, 2022
Another unidentified MCU film was moved up from August 7, 2020, to July 31, 2020 (see “Best In Shows Index”). Avengers: Infinity War was recently moved up one week to an April 27 release (see “'Avengers: Infinity War' Release Date Moved”).
Six Billion Dollar Man has set a date: May 31, 2019 (via THR). Mark Wahlberg is expected to star as Steve Austin in the Warner Bros. film. Damian Szifron is directing the film, taking over after Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) left in late 2015 (see “'Best in Shows' Update”).THR. X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg is helming and producing the project (see “Simon Kinberg On 'Logan's Run'”). Several attempts have been made to remake the cult classic 1976 movie, with director Nicolas Winding Refn and actor Ryan Gosling (see "Gosling Off 'Logan’s Run'"), director Bryan Singer (see "Bryan Singer to Remake 'Logan's Run'"), and Bioshock creator Ken Levine (see “New Take on 'Logan's Run'”) all attached at one point in time. THR. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is expected to direct the remake of the supernatural revenge thriller, which will reportedly be a faithful adaptation of James O-Barr’s comic. The long-struggling production from Relativity Media began to make progress last fall when the project secured Sony Pictures as a distributor (see “'The Crow' Lands a Distributor”)
Kristen Wiig is in talks to play Wonder Woman nemesis Cheetah in the upcoming sequel from director Patty Jenkins. Little is known about the film, except that it will be set against the 1980s Cold War. Gal Gadot is set to reprise the role of Diana. Wonder Woman 2 will be in theaters on November 1, 2019 (see “Best in Shows--Q4 2019”).David Fincher To Direct 'Black Hole'”). Prior to Fincher, Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary were adapting Black Hole for director Alexander Aja (see 'Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary Adapting Black Hole'). It’s worth noting that Plan B and New Regency have previously partnered on award-winning films such as 12 Years a Slave and The Big Short, which may bode well for the adaptation of the Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner-winning independent comic about a group of teenagers who acquire a mutagenic sexually transmitted disease.