Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle

It figures the minute I talk about how many 2016 releases and such will move, we are seeing movement right now…

Today, it was finally announced that Sony will release The Sinister Six in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will in 2018… I don't want to brag, but… CALLED IT!

However, there is one slight change. Sony had planned to release two Spider-Man universes films on 6/10/2016 and 5/4/2018 respectively, but now The Sinister Six is set for 11/11/2016. A good date, since Disney/Marvel didn't pick it for any one of their Phase 3 films. (They instead picked the November slots in 2017 and 2018.)

That being said, I have little hope for the film and The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Even though Sinister Six is being written and directed by the very talented Drew Goddard, there's still Avi Arad and the other baddies up at Sony who will hack the picture and cause even more damage to the series. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperforming (probably because of how badly the execs screwed up the film), it's possible that they might just back off for once and let the filmmakers/writers handle the work, but I doubt it. It's also been said that the script is in a rough stage, so…

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is also not going to be a 5/4/2018 release… It'll be released in 2018, but Sony now doesn't know what month… So they can't opt for 5/4/2018? I wonder why. (Along comes WB/DC with Man of Steel 2, eying down that spot.) If Sinister Six - quality-wise - is on par with Amazing Spider-Man 2 or is worse, then I have a feeling it'll bomb and real panic will ensue at Sony. Even if this all doesn't go over, I wouldn't put it past them to reboot the series yet again just to keep the rights.

So much for those rumors about the villain team-up film being doomed…

Now, Warner Bros./DC better be wise and move Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to the 6/10/2016, even though Sony filled it with a film adaptation of Uncharted

Disney has also moved a potential 2016 release… Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales!

As I had predicted, the film is now set for a summer 2017 release. July 7, 2017 to be exact. That gives them enough time to really figure it out, since it hadn't gotten the green light just yet. I know many are dreading a fifth Pirates outing, but I don't mind it. I'll take it over endless Maleficents and Dumbo live actions any day of the week. Yes, this is what it has come down to.

Plus, if Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg can breathe some life into the franchise and turn out a solid, fresh, unique entry in the series, I'll honestly be game for it.

Update (7:18 PM): Marvel Studios nabbed the vacant 5/4/2018 slot.

1 comment:

  1. I personally don't have a problem with them remaking Dumbo for some strange reason. Remember the 1996 remake of 101 Dalmatians? That movie turned out fine, although nothing will ever beat Walt's original animated movie in terms of greatness.