It’s that time of year. I hope you’re all ready for a tsunami of comics/movie/TV news, because even though Comic-Con doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, the internet is already exploding with news and videos and posters and interviews, many of them based around things that we won’t see for anywhere between two to four years. Here’s today’s roundup:
-Sony announced that Sinister Six, Sony’s villains-Avengers has been given a release date of November 11, 2016. This movie is being majorly fast-tracked. Doug Belgrad, the president of Sony said, “With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016.” Yes, this is correct. When Drew Goddard (Cabin In the Woods) writes or directs something, you fast-track the sh*t out of it. (Shhh…we don’t mention World War Z here. This is a safe space.)
-The next Spider-Man movie had, until today, been set to also release in 2016, but The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has now been pushed back to 2018, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4, which was scheduled for May, 2018 has been pushed to question marks. The studio cites “competition” as the reason for this shift, though everyone else in existence would say it’s because of the general “meh” response to the last movie (or two).
-As soon as Sony took that May 4, 2018 release date off their dance card, Marvel grabbed it up. There’s no word as to what they’re releasing that weekend, though Avengers came out in May of 2012 and Age of Ultron opens in May 2015, so deductive reasoning would allow us to presume… Last week, Disney also announced that unnamed Marvel projects would be released on June 28, 2017, November 3, 2017, July 6, 2018, November 2, 2018 and May 3, 2019. You’ve got to hand it to them: they sure are planners.
-Now the one you really don’t care about: the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is releasing their fifth installment on July 7, 2017. It was supposed to be 2015, but they decided to, you know, try to make a decent script this time.