Hollywood continues the coronavirus shuffle for movie dates, plus two big new movies in the pipe as we round up geek movie news.

The new Scooby Doo feature Scoob! (see “’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’”). 

Lionsgate will adapt The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the next Suzanne Collins novel set in the Hunger Games universe, into a feature film, the studio announced. The novel is set for release May 19. The story is set before the three novels that formed the basis for four films that grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide, when Coriolanus Snow, who eventually becomes the President of Panem, was 18. The producing and directing team is the same as for the first four films. 

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.

The Venom sequel (see “’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 ReporterBatman 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.

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