Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 release dates pushed back

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that …

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, had been moved to 5 November 2021 from its original date of 16 July 2021, while the sequel to the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had been postponed by six months to October 2022.

On the same day, Disney bosses made more changes to their schedule, announcing that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer, would no longer be coming to cinemas on 5 November 2021, but on 25 March 2022. They have also decided to move up Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder by a week in February 2022.

In addition, Paramount officials confirmed that they are delaying the release of the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies, starring Tom Cruise. The crew was preparing to film in Venice, Italy when the pandemic hit and they were forced to halt production. The seventh, which was due to be released on 23 July 2021, will now debut four months later on 19 November 2021, while the eighth will come out on 4 November 2022.

Elsewhere in release date news, Tom Holland’s much-delayed video game adaptation Uncharted has been brought forward from October 2021 to July 2021, Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson’s comedy Man From Toronto has been shifted from this November to September 2021, Chris Pratt’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Tomorrow War will now open on 23 July 2021, and the Paw Patrol movie will debut on 20 August 2021.

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A Quiet Place Part II gets new release date

A Quiet Place Part II is now scheduled to hit cinemas on 4 September.Due to social distancing measures imposed during the coronavirus crisis, cinemas have been forced to temporarily close, and studios have had to reshuffle release dates as a result.A Q…

A Quiet Place Part II is now scheduled to hit cinemas on 4 September.

Due to social distancing measures imposed during the coronavirus crisis, cinemas have been forced to temporarily close, and studios have had to reshuffle release dates as a result.

A Quiet Place Part II, the much-anticipated sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place, was originally due to be released on 20 March, but its release was indefinitely postponed as the outbreak escalated.

However, Paramount Pictures executives announced a new release date on Thursday. The new 4 September release date, timed for America’s Labor Day weekend, suggests the studio is optimistic that movie theatres will be reopened by then.

John Krasinski, director of the horror thriller, broke the news to fans in an Instagram post the week before the film’s original release date.

“One of the things I am most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world, now is clearly not the right time to do that,” he wrote. “I’m gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together! So here’s to our group movie date!”

Paramount executives also made a statement on a Quiet Place II’s delay, which read: “We believe in and support the theatrical experience, and we look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace.”

A Quiet Place Part II also stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmons, Noah Jupe, and new addition Cillian Murphy.

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John Krasinski: ‘I didn’t want anything to do with A Quiet Place sequel’

John Krasinski originally refused to have anything to do with a sequel to his horror movie A Quiet Place.The original sci-fi horror, which followed a family fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial creatures…

John Krasinski originally refused to have anything to do with a sequel to his horror movie A Quiet Place.

The original sci-fi horror, which followed a family fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial creatures with an acute sense of hearing, was a major hit with the critics and at the box office following its release in 2018, so studio bosses at Paramount wanted Krasinski, who wrote, directed and starred in the original, to make a follow-up.

However, Krasinski has revealed to Entertainment Weekly he was reluctant to sign on for the sequel and had to be persuaded that it would a good idea.

“I totally understood why the studio wanted to do a sequel for financial reasons,” he explained. “I didn’t want anything to do with it because, weirdly, as much as I’m the writer-director, I’m also a huge fan of this movie. I didn’t want to be a part of anything that would be viewed as a cash grab.”

However, once he sat down and went through possible ideas for a sequel, he was “Jedi-mindtricked into directing this thing”.

Now, Krasinski is dealing with “very core-level anxieties” as he works hard to get A Quiet Place Part II finished ahead of its release in March, and The Office star is hopeful that fans of the original will love the follow-up just as much as he does.

“I hope people think the movie is as good as I think it is, because I had the same anxieties that (the fans) did when I heard they were making a sequel: ‘Why are they doing that?’ Hopefully I answered that question,” he shared.

A Quiet Place Part II, starring Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt, returning stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, and new additions Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, is in cinemas from 20 March.

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Amusement Park director fired over inappropriate behaviour

Paramount executives have fired director Dylan Brown from their upcoming animation Amusement Park due to allegations of inappropriate behaviour. Paramount officials launched an investigation into Brown, who was making his directorial debut, following …

Paramount executives have fired director Dylan Brown from their upcoming animation Amusement Park due to allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Paramount officials launched an investigation into Brown, who was making his directorial debut, following complaints of inappropriate and unwanted conduct and he has since been fired from the project, which boasts a voice cast including Mila Kunis and Jennifer Garner.

“We are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace that is free of harassment or inappropriate conduct, so we take allegations of misconduct and impropriety very seriously,” a Paramount representative said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We received allegations of inappropriate and unwanted conduct by Dylan Brown in the workplace and we conducted a thorough investigation, and he is no longer employed by the company.”

A source told the website that the alleged conduct included touching and caressing multiple women on the production staff, while Variety reported that Brown had been accused of making inappropriate comments that were sexual in nature and “some physical interactions”.

Andrew Brettler, the attorney for Brown, who has previously worked as an animator on Pixar movies Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, said the director disputes the allegations. He added, “They are defamatory, and he is considering his legal options.”

Brown was reportedly fired two weeks ago after Paramount’s legal team concluded their investigations into the complaints, which do not involve any of the female voice actors on the film. The animation is almost finished so studio executives will not be looking for a replacement.

The film, which is due to hit cinemas in March 2019, tells a story about a girl and a magical amusement park and features the voices of Matthew Broderick, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor, who has also been accused of sexual harassment.

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