NOW YOU SEE ME 2 and DIRTY GRANDPA Get Release Dates as Lionsgate Firms up Slate

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Lionsgate is putting some of their affairs in order when it comes to the next few years and have set two big release dates.  First, Now You See Me 2, the sequel to last year’s surprise comedy hit (it did better than Hangover III and Pacific Rim - which it only cost a fraction of – in the states and pulled in some serious dough internationally) will come out on June 10th, 2016.  We’ve been tracking this one for a while, but hadn’t seen any firm commitments (though director Jon M. Chu) has been rumored for some time.  Now we know that Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all be returning and that Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli will be writing the script.

While the synopsis for Now You See Me 2 is still under wraps, we know a little bit more info on the upcoming Dirty Grandpa.  Hit the jump for more.

TERMINATOR: GENISYS Sequels Get Release Dates; Paramount’s THE GAMBLER to Get Limited 2014 Run

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Well, if Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ fifth installment in the rebooted Terminator franchise is going to bear the title Terminator: Genisys, then it’s certainly feasible that the film’s follow-ups could be called Terminator: Genisyx and Terminator: Geniseptem, right?  While the titles of the sixth and seventh films may be up for debate, their release dates have now been established.  To further confuse things, even though the fifth film comes out in 2015, the next two in the series won’t debut until 2017 and 2018.  And they’re being referred to as Terminator 2 and Terminator 3.  Oy.  Hit the jump for more details.

Marvel Announces May 3rd, 2018 Movie; Could This Be AVENGERS 3?

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Last week Marvel announced 5 Untitled Movies with release dates stretching all the way up until May of 2019.  At the time, I guessed that the one bearing the date of May 3rd, 2019 would be Avengers 3 since that franchise’s signature early May release date was missing from the 2018 slate and 2017 seemed just a bit too soon to get everyone together again.

I’m doing away with that theory at this point because Marvel just announced yet another film for May 4th, 2018.  That first week of May is Avengers territory and 2018 is one whole year sooner that the studio gets to trot out their most valuable IP.  It makes sense that they want as few gaps between these things as possible.  So now I’m going to guess that  Avengers 3 hits on May 4th, 2018.  Hit the jump for more on this potential Avengers 3 release date.

Marvel Release Dates Announced Through May 2019; All Movies Currently Untitled

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Looks like Marvel Studios is quite bullish on their prospects for Phase 3 (and possibly beyond).  They’ve just announced 5 release dates for films that are as-of-yet untitled and they stretch all the way up to 2019.  That’s two films a year.

We’ll be updating this piece with more data as our analysis comes in, but could the May 3rd, 2019 date be when we’ll see Avengers 3?  The announced Marvel release dates are:

  • Marvel Untitled – 7/28/17 wide
  • Marvel Untitled – 11/3/17 wide
  • Marvel Untitled – 7/6/18 wide
  • Marvel Untitled – 11/2/18 wide
  • Marvel Untitled – 5/3/19 wide

Hit the jump for more on the existing Marvel film slate and what movies these untitled pictures could eventually become.

FAST & FURIOUS 7 Opens Earlier on April 3, 2015; LITTLE BOY Opens February 27, 2015; Focus Features Sets INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 for May 29, 2015

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Take a look at the latest release date announcements:

  • Fast & Furious 7James Wan’s first foray into the Fast & Furious franchise will open a week earlier on April 3, 2015
  • Little Boy – Open Road Films’ inspirational family picture will open in the U.S. on February 27, 2015.
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 – Writer-director Leigh Whannell’s horror film starring Dermot Mulroney will now open a few weeks later on May 29, 2015.
  • SelflessTarsem Singh’s film about a dying man who transfers his consciousness into a young man’s body, starring Ryan Reynolds, has been pushed back yet again to April 17, 2015.
  • Black SeaKevin Macdonald’s adventure-thriller starring Scoot McNairy, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn as submarine-traveling treasure-hunters opens January 23, 2015.
  • Hillsong: Let Hope Rise – The Christian band documentary from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. directed by Michael John Warren will open on April 3, 2015.

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SELMA Set for Limited Christmas Day Release; THE HOMESMAN Rides into Theaters on November 7th; SPARE PARTS Comes Together January 16, 2015

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Here’s a look at the latest release dates:

  • SelmaAva DuVernay’s Civil Rights picture starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. opens in limited release on Christmas Day, with a theater expansion on January 9, 2015.
  • The Homesman – Writer-director-star Tommy Lee Jones’ Western drama also starring Hilary Swank and Miranda Otto will open on November 7th.
  • Spare PartsSean McNamara’s film that follows a team of high school students participating in an underwater robotics competition will open January 16, 2015.

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DreamWorks Animation’s CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS & THE CROODS 2 Open in 2017, MADAGASCAR 4 and PUSS IN BOOTS 2 in 2018; HITMAN Sequel in 2015

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Here’s a look at the latest new release dates:

  • Hitman: Agent 47Aleksander Bach’s Hitman sequel starring Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto is set to open February 27, 2015.
  • Captain UnderpantsRob Letterman’s adaptation featuring the voices of Ed HelmsKevin HartNick KrollJordan Peele, and Thomas Middleditch will open January 13, 2017.
  • The Croods 2 – The first film featured the voices of Emma StoneNicolas Cage, Ryan ReynoldsCatherine KeenerCloris Leachman, and Clark Duke, who might all return for the sequel opening November 3, 2017.
  • Madagascar 4 - The fourth installment in the animated animal sequel featuring the voices of Chris RockBen StillerJada Pinkett SmithDavid SchwimmerSacha Baron Cohen, and Cedric the Entertainer opens May 18, 2018.
  • Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves - The sequel to Chris Miller’s animated adventure comedy that featured the voices of Antonio BanderasSalma Hayek, and Zach Galifianakis opens November 2, 2018.

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PADDINGTON Now Set for Christmas Day Release; THE COUP and UNDERDOGS Move to the First Quarter of 2015; Relativity Shifts DESERT DANCER and More

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Here’s a look at some new release date changes:

  • The Weinstein Company and Dimension Film family feature Paddington will now open on Christmas Day instead of its original December 12, 2014 release.
  • TWC’s The Coup,  John Erick Dowdle’s action thriller starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan, will open March 6, 2015.
  • TWC’s Underdogs, Phillip Rhee’s family action film in which he stars alongside Beau Bridges, Tom Arnold, and Mirelly Taylor, moves from August 27, 2014 to January 16, 2015.
  • Relativity has moved Hector and the Search for Happiness up a week from September 26th to September 19th.  Simon Pegg stars as a psychiatrist who sets out on a global quest to find out if happiness exists.
  • Relativity’s Desert Dancer, the biopic of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian starring Reece Ritchie and Freida Pinto, moves from August 15th to March 20, 2015

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SAUSAGE PARTY RSVPs for June 3, 2016; THE GOOD LIE Delays until October 3rd; Sony Pictures Classics Sets MR. TURNER Opening for December 19th

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Here are the latest release date adjustments for the following films:

  • Sausage Party – An R-rated comedy written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan is set to open June 3, 2016.
  • The Good LiePhilippe Falardeau directs Reese Witherspoon in this drama about Sudanese refugees relocating to the United States.  The Warner Bros. picture moves back to October 3, 2014.
  • Mr. TurnerMike Leigh’s biopic of British painter J.M.W. Turner, starring Timothy Spall in the title role, opens December 19, 2014 for Sony Pictures Classics.

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THE GUNMAN Reveals New Image and Sets a February 20, 2015 Release Date; Focus Features Sets Release Date for THE FOREST; LUCY Moves Up a Few Weeks

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Take a look at the latest release date announcements for the following films:

  • The GunmanPierre Morel’s action-thriller starring Sean Penn as a PTSD-stricken war veteran will open February 20, 2015.  Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca also star.
  • The ForestJason Zada’s supernatural thriller based on an idea from David S. Goyer will open January 8, 2016.
  • LucyLuc Besson’s action-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman moves up from August 8, 2014 to July 25, 2014.  Check out the recently released international trailer here.

Hit the jump for more on both films, including the new image from The Gunman.

Universal Sets Release Dates for Untitled R-RATED COMEDY and MONSTER HIGH; Fox’s HOME and THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Swap Release Dates

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Here’s a look at some recent release dates:

  • Universal R-Rated Comedy will be released on May 13, 2016.
  • Universal Pictures’ Monster High will be released on October 7, 2016.
  • Fox’s supernatural thriller Home moves from November 26, 2014 to March 27, 2015.
  • Fox’s animated picture The Penguins of Madagascar takes the vacant November 26, 2014 slot, moving up from March 2015.
  • Relativity’s Untitled Armored Car Project will open on August 14, 2015.

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NINJAGO Set for September 23, 2016 Release; Charlie Bean to Make Feature Directorial Debut

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It was announced earlier today that Warner Bros. has set a release date for its planned Ninjago adaptation for September 23, 2016 (in 3D, of course).  That means the LEGO spin-off will smoke-bomb its way into theaters more than six months before The LEGO Movie 2, which opens May 26, 2017.  Chris McKay, who co-directed the nearly half-a-billion-dollar-earning first installment, will be at the helm of the sequel, while the studio has set first-time feature director Charlie Bean (TRON: Uprising) to handle the Ninjago film.  With everyone else under the sun building toward a cinematic universe, it’s no surprise that WB and LEGO are doing the same, which will make fans (and collectors) around the world happy for quite some time.  Hit the jump for more.

LONDON HAS FALLEN to Open October 2nd, 2015; Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart Return

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Gerard Butler is set to save the world again, this time while based in a foreign country.  After saving the President of the U.S.A. (Aaron Eckhart) in Olympus Has Fallen, the sequel London Has Fallen will reunite Butler’s Mike Banning with Eckhart’s head of state, Benjamin Asher.  The newly revealed synopsis sees the Americans and other foreign dignitaries in London to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister (who apparently doesn’t even get the opportunity to survive terrorists).  When a new plot to assassinate the world leaders crops up, only Banning, Asher, and an MI-6 agent can put a stop to it.

Focus Features will release London Has Fallen on October 2, 2015.  Hit the jump for more.

Release Dates for WHIPLASH, MORTDECAI, THE ONE I LOVE, DESERT DANCER, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, and MR. TURNER

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Rapid fire release dates coming at you:

  • The One I Love, August 15 – Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson star in Charlie McDowell’s feature directorial debut.
  • Desert Dancer, August 15 – Reece Ritchie and Freida Pinto star in the biopic of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian.
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness, September 26 – Simon Pegg plays a psychiatrist who sets out on a global quest to find out if happiness exists.
  • Whiplash, October 10 – Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star in the Sundance darling about a talented young drummer and his ruthless instructor.
  • Mr. Turner, December 19 – Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Luck) directs the late-life biopic of British painter J.M.W. Turner, played by Timothy Spall.
  • Mortdecai, February 6, 2015 – Johnny Depp stars opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor about a suave art dealer’s race to recover a stolen painting said to lead to an account full of Nazi gold.

Dates via Box Office Mojo.  Hit the jump for more on each project.

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