Hollywood continues the coronavirus shuffle for movie dates, plus two big new movies in the pipe as we round up geek movie news.Scoob!’ Trailer”) will release on the originally scheduled date of May 15, but instead of a theatrical release, it will go straight to Premium Video on Demand ($19.99 rental) and download-to-own ($24.99). The film has a big-name cast, but with a lot of uncertainty about when theaters will re-open, Warner Bros. decided to go straight to streaming, perhaps inspired by the big streaming debut for Trolls World Tour, which took the same route (see “Big Streams for ‘Trolls’”).
Sony is developing a live-action film based on the One Punch Man manga, according to Variety, with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who wrote Sony’s Venom feature, assigned to write. Rosenberg and Pinkner also wrote both Jumanji movies.’Venom 2’ Casting”), originally planned for release this October, will now be released on June 25, 2021, according to Variety, the latest in a massive shuffle of big budget films due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The sequel has also now been given a title: Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Warner Bros. has moved three DC comics-based films in the coronavirus shuffle, according to Hollywood Reporter. Batman was pushed back about three months from June 25 to October 1, 2021. The Flash will make a rare move earlier, from July 1 to June 3, 2022, and Shazam! 2 will move back from April 1 to November 4, 2022.