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Daily Bites (17/03/17) – Aquaman Delayed, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Venom Solo Movie.

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Aquaman release POSTPONED to December 2018

Have a seat, this will take a while.

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that Aquaman will now be hitting theaters on December 21, 2018. The solo DCEU film headlined by Jason Momoa will mark the actor’s third time playing Arthur Curry/Aquaman after a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and his upcoming appearance in Justice League. It is understood that location scouting for Aquaman is already well-underway and filming is still expected to begin as previously-scheduled. Director James Wan will now have a couple of extra months to perfect the aquatic superhero’s solo film.

As a result of Aquaman having its release date pushed back to December, most of 2018 is open and it has been rumoured (Source: Justin Kroll, Variety Magazine) that Warner Bros. are looking to fill up that space with another superhero movie, though plans would need to be quickly confirmed as a release in 2018 would require scripts, casting and shooting to be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2017 to have enough time for post-production.

KEY RELEASE DATES
Wonder Woman release date: Jun 2, 2017
Justice League release date: Nov 17, 2017
Aquaman release date: Dec 21, 2018
Shazam! release date: Apr 5, 2019
Cyborg release date: Apr 3, 2020
Green Lantern Corps. release date: Jul 24, 2020

Source: Variety

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 CONFIRMED but may not involve director James Gunn

Director James Gunn aka The Godfather of Marvel Cosmos

Director James Gunn is in the final stages of post-production on the sequel that sees the entire main cast from the first return, and early screenings have already netted a perfect audience score. There has previously been little doubt that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would happen, but now Gunn has confirmed it is coming and he’s working on figuring out his role.

“There will be a Guardians 3, that’s for sure. We’re trying to figure it out. I’m trying to figure out what I want to do really, that’s all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I’m going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I’m just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks.”
– James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy 3

With or without Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now not only just a concept, but it appears there are real plans taking shape in the Marvel offices for the third film.

Source: Complex

Venom is reportedly set for his SOLO movie in 2018

Please be good, please be good, please be good.

Throughout the process of Spider-Man joining his fellow Marvel heroes, however, reports surfaced that Sony had a number of potential ideas for other Spider-Man-related properties to make their way to the big screen, one of them being a Venom solo movie. Though Sony’s the partnership with Marvel Studios made many presume such a spinoff was off the table, it appears the studio is moving forward with the film after all.

A 2018 premiere date will mean three consecutive years of Spider-Man-related movies in theaters – which doesn’t include his appearance in Civil War. 2017 has Homecoming and the sequel has already been dated for 2019. Additionally, the animated Spider-Man movie starring Miles Morales also comes out in December of 2018, which means Sony would have an opportunity to wedge its Venom film in while the character is presumably hot — provided his upcoming solo film performs as well as expected.

Source: Exhibitor Relations