‘Space Jam 2’ Set For July 16, 2021; ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and ‘Annabelle 3’ Get Moved Up Earlier

25 years later, the Warner Bros. sequel ‘Space Jam 2’ will come on and slam into theaters July 16, 2021. LeBron James will lead this time, much like Michael Jordan did in the original.

Terence Nance (‘Random Acts of Flyness’) will direct. The screenplay, per the most recent update, is from Andrew Dodge (‘Bad Words,’ new ‘TMNT’ reboot). But, at this time, this is subject to change. Moreover, Ryan Coogler will produce with LeBron James. Coogler wrote and directed ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Creed,’ and Academy award nominated ‘Black Panther.’

Meanwhile, Adam Wingard’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ will now release March 13, 2020, up two months from the original May 22 date. This shift was due to Universal’s ‘Fast & Furious 9’ making its way into that May 22 slot, after moving from April 10. ‘The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge’ is also releasing May 22. Now, the only competition for the culmination of the MonsterVerse is an untitled Universal and Blumhouse film. Oh, and ‘Gambit.’ (But not really.) ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ is still set for May 31 this year.

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Also, thanks to HN Entertainment, Benjamin Rigby (‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Ford v. Ferrari’) has joined ‘Godzilla vs. Kong.’

Additionally, ‘Annabelle 3’ has moved up to June 28, out of the original July 3 date. Gary Dauberman, who wrote the first two installments, is making his directorial debut with the untitled third film. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles from the mainline ‘The Conjuring’ movies. It will no longer compete with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home.’ However, it is now up against Paramount’s ‘Limited Partners,’ Universal’s ‘Yesterday,’ Fox’s ‘Ford v. Ferrari,’ and Entertainment Studios’ ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged.’

My guess is one of these June 28 films will end up moving with the recent arrival of everyone’s favorite possessed doll.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter and HN Entertainment

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