Sony Date Changes: ‘Masters of the Universe’ Now TBD 2020; ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Moves Up to July 2nd
Sony Pictures has just made three adjustments to their film schedule, let’s go through them!
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ – July 2, 2019
The follow-up to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is swinging into theaters three days earlier, out of the original July 5, 2019 date.
Moreover, Tom Holland is returning to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, with Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, and Marisa Tomei also coming back for the sequel. Additionally, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will reprises their roles of Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal is playing the villain, Mysterio.
The premise is below:
‘Far From Home’ follows our friendly neighborhood superhero, who decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Jon Watts is back as director, and the screenplay is from returning screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
The film now releases one day before Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar.’
‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ – August 14, 2019
The furious flock is flying out of August 16, 2019, into a date two days earlier.
Moreover, the actors reprising their roles from the first movie include Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage. The newcomers comprise of Leslie Jones, Awkwafina, Haley Tju, Brooklynn Prince, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, Sterling K. Brown, Zach Woods, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett, and Nicki Minaj.
The premise is below:
“When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Sudeikis), Chuck (Gad), Bomb (McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.”
Thurop Van Orman (‘The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack’) is the director this time around, while the screenplay is from Peter Ackerman (‘Ice Age,’ ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’).
With the Wednesday release, the film is now two days before Entertainment Studios’ ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged,’ Universal’s ‘Good Boys,’ Aviron’s ‘The Informer,’ and UAR’s ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette.’
‘Masters of the Universe’ – TBD 2020
Mattel and Sony’s ‘Masters of the Universe’ reboot has left the December 18, 2019 date. It will now release sometime in 2020.
Noah Centineo (‘The Fosters,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’) is in talks to play the lead character He-Man.
The reboot is based on Mattel’s toy-line that spawned an animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original film as the title character.
Moreover, brothers Adam & Aaron Nee (‘Band of Robbers’) are directing. The recent draft of the screenplay is from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (‘Iron Man,’ ‘Men in Black: International’). However, the Nee Bros. also have a screenplay credit now.
The first draft of the screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Krypton’). He was originally in talks to direct, but later declined from the position. But, he still remains an executive producer on the film.
Meanwhile, costume designer Ann Foley (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Altered Carbon’) is onboard.
Further, filming will begin on August 19th in Prague, Czech Republic. It may wrap on-or-around November 22nd.