It has been a crazy past twenty-four hours on the film release date calendar as some major films of 2017 have undergone huge shifts.
The game of musical chairs began when Disney delayed “Star Wars: Episode VIII” by half a year from a May 26th 2017 to a December 15th 2017 slot. At the same time, they moved up “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” from its original July 3rd 2017 slot into that vacated May 26th 2017 date.
Sony Pictures immediately followed suit, pushing up the Jon Watts-directed “Spider-Man” reboot by three weeks from its original July 28th 2017 release slot into that July 3rd 2017 opening vacated by “Pirates”. At present, the new Spidey now has the 2017 Independence Day holiday weekend to itself.
That wasn’t all though as Sony took the opportunity to delay their “Jumanji” reboot from its original Christmas 2016 date to the original “Spider-Man” slot of July 28th 2017.
Then came another surprise bit of news – Paramount Pictures has yanked the proposed “Terminator Genisys” sequel from its May 19th 2017 release date, and have slotted in their action-comedy film take on “Baywatch” in that date instead.
The future of the “Terminator” franchise is now uncertain as plans for further franchise installments seem unlikely until the rights revert back to James Cameron in a few years.
Source: Box-Office Mojo