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Yesterday, Disney unleashed a wave of new release dates for everything from Star Wars Episode IX to The Lion King, but something you may have missed amidst all the excitement is the fact that one of Marvel’s Phase 4 movies – if there is indeed a Phase 4 – has now been delayed.
Originally set to be released on July 10th, 2020, it’s now arriving on August 7th, 2020 instead. That’s because the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise has taken that July slot. Why? Well, an official reason hasn’t been revealed, but chances are that Disney wants to give the movie more time to play to summer audiences in order to ensure that it does strong box office business. After all, it’s clear that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has reduced interest in the series while Marvel films, on the other hand, are a hit »
- Josh Wilding
Last month, the exhibitors and fans who attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas were treated to new Blade Runner 2049 footage, with Ryan Gosling on hand to introduce the footage that wasn't seen in the trailer that debuted in December. While that new footage still hasn't been released to the public yet, it seems we may be getting a glimpse of it soon, with Ridley Scott, who directed the original Blade Runner and served as a writer and producer on Blade Runner 2049, confirmed in a new interview that the next trailer will be attached to prints of his new sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant, in theaters May 19.
The filmmaker didn't reveal an specifics in his interview with The Washington Post, but he did state that the trailer, "will be cool." Shortly after the first trailer debuted, new photos arrived, along with confirmation that this will in fact be an R-rated sequel. »
We may very well be approaching an age of smart sci-fi. Last year, we got Arrival, and this year we’re getting three adult sci-fi movies in the form of Alien: Covenant, War For the Planet of the Apes, and Blade Runner 2049. Perhaps it’s a reaction to the barrage of popcorn flicks we’ve been getting in recent years, but the industry seems strangely willing to take big risks on these more meditative properties.
Of those three films coming up this year, the flick we know the least about so far is Blade Runner 2049. If you’re unfamiliar, the film is a long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford. While the movie didn’t really do too well when it first came out, in the time since then, it’s been hailed as a classic piece of science fiction storytelling.
Related: Sony Pictures Cannot Wait »
- Joseph Medina
Disney has recently announced the anticipated release dates for several major films including Star Wars: Episode IX and the untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie. Star Wars: Episode IX will be released on May 24, 2019 and will be directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World). The spring release will be a major break from the December […]
- Jacob Kaye
Between 1979 and ’82, the back-to-back release of Alien and Blade Runner helped cement Ridley Scott’s status as one of the very best sci-fi filmmakers working in the industry, and that legacy continues to burn brightly even to this day.
Case in point: 2017 not only heralds the arrival of Alien: Covenant, Scott’s prequel-sequel that takes the fundamental story strands of Prometheus and steeps them in an acidic pool of old-school horror, but there’s also Blade Runner 2049 to consider. The latter isn’t actually directed by Ridley Scott; in his place, Arrival and soon-to-be Dune director Denis Villeneuve has taken control of the sequel 30 years in the making. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Ridley Scott doesn’t have a vested interest in 2049 – he is an executive producer on the follow-up, after all.
- Michael Briers
We learned late last week that Ang Lee was in talks to helm the assassin film – a movie that has been in development hell for 20 years. And now news is breaking that Will Smith is being tapped to play the film’s lead.
The film, which is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, would tell the story of an aging assassin who finds himself in confrontation with his ultimate foe, his own clone – who also happens to be 25 years younger.
Originally set up at Disney in 1997, Gemini Man was deemed unfilmable because of the visual effects required to shoot the incredibly high concept script. Tony Scott was originally attached to direct, with Harrison Ford and Chris O’Donnell playing the clones.
But now with the advances in technology, and the »
- Samuel Brace
Whether he likes it or not, Harrison Ford will probably be forever remembered for playing Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise. However, seeing as the character was killed off in The Force Awakens, the actor has now been freed from the role, but that doesn’t mean that’s the end of the story for the fan-favourite hero.
Alden Ehrenreich is taking over the part for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s solo spinoff next May, and in an overlooked tidbit from the recent Star Wars Celebration, Ford weighed in on what it will be like seeing a younger actor stepping into the role that he made so iconic all those years ago.
“Of course I’ll be watching it as a fan, but it will be weird … it’ll be a little weird … I’ve met the fella who’s gonna play the younger Han Solo. Wonderful guy, »
- Josh Wilding
If you weren’t excited before…
A few years ago when it was announced that we were being invited back into the world of Jurassic Park, the big question on everyone’s mind was, “how will this new film connect to the original trilogy?” There were theories that Chris Pratt’s character was a grown version of a little boy seen in the first film — a theory Pratt himself recently shot down — but aside from assurances by the producers that this would be a continuation and not a full-on reboot, and a few lines of dialogue here and there, Jurassic World stands on its own, dependent on its own characters to propel the film. But now, with Jurassic World 2 in production for director J.A. Bayona, there’s word that we’re getting an honest to goodness, verifiable link to the original films, via perhaps the most beloved character in the franchise: Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm »
- H. Perry Horton
Author: Zehra Phelan
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is certainly spreading himself around of late, only recently it was announced the Hitch star, Will Smith, was in talks to play the Genie in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin while also being linked to the live-action remake of Dumbo as well. Now, after it was revealed he would be joining the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival we find he is also in talks for the long in development Gemini Man.
Smith, who will be starring opposite Joel Edgerton in Netflix original film Bright come December, is also joined to the negotiation table by Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee who is also in talks to take the helm on the project which has been trying to get off the ground since 1997 after first being pitched to Disney by Darren Lemke.
Now under the wings of Skydance, »
- Zehra Phelan
Don Kaye Apr 27, 2017
Will Smith is in talks to star in a cloning thriller from director Ang Lee.
Will Smith has fought aliens, zombies, drug lords and all kinds of other villains on the big screen, but he's never battled himself...until now. According to The Tracking Board, Smith is in talks to star in Gemini Man, with director Ang Lee (Life of Pi) behind the camera.
The movie will find Smith playing an ageing assassin who ends up fighting a younger, faster, stronger clone of himself. The script has been circulating in Hollywood for some 20 years, originally starting out as a Disney project and at one time or another attracting stars like Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson.
The film was eventually abandoned back then because the visual effects technology was not where it needed to be. That's certainly changed in the intervening two decades, and the Skydance »
Disney have got out their pen and paper and set release dates for a bunch of forthcoming sequel and big-budget blockbusters. The Mouse House have slotted in releases for the likes of Star Wars: Episode IX, the new Indiana Jones movie and lots more.
As expected, Star Wars: Episode IX will debut in cinemas in 2019, but actually six months earlier on May 24, 2019, breaking from tradition of debuting a new sequel in December. The studio has also set a release for the fifth Indiana Jones movie. That film, which will reunite Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg, was set for July 2019, but will now release on July 10, 2020.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 has been pushed back seven months, moving from March 9, 2018 to November 21, 2018. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time has been pulled forward from April 6, 2018 release to March 9, 2018.
- Paul Heath
Harrison Ford is the very definition of a living legend. The man has brought life to countless beloved characters including Indiana Jones, Rick Deckard, Dr. Richard Kimble, Jack Ryan, President James Marshall, and, of course, the one, the only, Han Solo! If you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and I'm pretty sure you have, then you know his time as the beloved space pirate is over. Now, let's all go have a good cry again.
But, there's a new Han Solo in town. In the still Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story, Alden Ehrenreich will bring the smuggler with a heart of gold back to life, in a film directed by Phil Lord and Chrisopher Miller, best known for directing The Lego Movie and both 21 Jump Street films. The film is currently in production with a release date of May 25, 2018, and Harrison Ford already has some thoughts. When »
- Nick Doll
Disney and Lucasfilm will release Star Wars: Episode IX May 24th, 2019, Variety reports. Disney announced the premiere date along with a slew of other upcoming films including the Han Solo standalone film, Frozen 2 and a live-action remake of The Lion King.
In the Star Wars universe, the still-untitled Han Solo anthology film will arrive May 25th, 2018. The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young space smuggler, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Michael Kenneth Williams. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will direct. »
The Star Wars saga is moving from December to May, and the fifth Indiana Jones movie will be pushed back a year from July 2019 to 2020, according to a new rundown of release dates from Walt Disney Studios.
The young Han Solo movie, starring Alden Ehrenreich, is already breaking the winter cycle for the Star Wars stand-alones, with its release of May 25, 2018, but now we see the saga films will shift back to that traditional springtime berth with Episode 9. That follow-up to this December’s The Last Jedi will be in theaters on May 24, 2019.
The other major move in the announcement »
- Anthony Breznican
Disney have just announced a major slew of release dates. Star Wars Episode IX will now round off the third Star Wars trilogy on May 24th 2019. Just over a year later, on July 10th, 2020 the next Indiana Jones movie arrives, with Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford back in the seat and fedora respectively. And you expect the Frozen sequel to finally let it go (sorry) on November 27th 2019. »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Harrison Ford will be coming back as one of his most iconic characters at least one last time, but a little later than we previously thought. Today it was announced by Disney and Lucasfilm that Indiana Jones 5 will be hitting theaters on July 10, 2020, which puts it right in the heart of the summer movie season. When the project was initially announced, it was pegged for a July 19, 2019, release date, but things have been delayed a bit. Still, we are getting some more Indy action.
The announcement was made by Lucasfilm via StarWars.com, with Lucasfilm also locking down a May 24, 2019, release date for Star Wars: Episode IX. As for the original July 19, 2019, release date, Disney is finding a way to make use of that as well, by putting out their upcoming remake of The Lion King on that day. Waste not, want not. In the announcement, it was confirmed that, »
The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.
In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.
- Melissa Thompson
Although they don't have official titles yet, Star Wars: Episode IX and the new Indiana Jones movies can now be marked down on calendars, because The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm have given each film a release date, with Indiana Jones pushed back on the calendar from its initial slot.
As revealed on StarWars.com, Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on May 24th, 2019.
The fifth Indiana Jones movie, featuring the return of Steven Spielberg as the director and Harrison Ford in the titular role, is now set to come out on July 10th, 2020, a little less than one year after its initially planned July 19th, 2019 release date.
We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.
From StarWars.com: "The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.
Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release »
- Derek Anderson
Lucasfilm and Walt Disney have made two major announcements for a pair of hugely anticipated films. Star Wars: Episode IX has finally been given a release date, as has the much discussed and long rumoured Indiana Jones 5.
Whereas Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been released during the holiday season, Episode IX is getting a traditional May release like its older predecessors. Colin Trevorrow’s final film in the new trilogy will be released on May 24th, 2019. However, The Last Jedi was also scheduled for release this May before being pushed back so it is possible we could see the same thing happen with Episode IX.
- Ricky Church
The new schedule for upcoming Disney feature films is out and it includes a much earlier release date for Star Wars Episode IX! Come inside for more!
The common theme for Disney, since Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, has been to release the episodic Star Wars movies in December, or Christmas weekend. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi followed suit, but Episode IX looks to be the movie that bucks the trend.
In addition to this news, Disney also updated the release dates for a slew of other movies including Indiana Jones 5, for which Harrison Ford will return, Frozen 2, and the live-action remake for The Lion King!
As you can see, there are some sizeable shifts in release dates and a ton »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
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