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Release Dates for ‘Avatar’ Sequels Set, ‘Avatar 2’ to Be Released in 2020

New Release Dates

James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have finally set the release dates for the four Avatar sequels, starting on December 18th, 2020, for the first film.

Avatar 3 will open December 17th, 2021, followed by a three-year gap for Avatar 4, set for December 20th, 2024. Avatar 5 will then open on December 19th, 2025…Bet on no new Star Wars films in those dates.

Five Hollywood Studios are Fighting Over James Bond

Fighting Over Distribution Rights

The NY Times reports that five Hollywood studio giants are in contention for the James Bond distribution rights.

Sony Pictures four-film distribution deal with MGM and Eon Productions to distribute the franchise has expired after the release of Spectre and all of a sudden in the running to obtain James Bond are also Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and the newly launched Annapurna Pictures.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Has No Plans for An R-Rated Movie

The R-Rated Superhero Movies

Following the box-office success of the R-rated Deadpool and Logan, some fans are hoping that Marvel Studios should be jumping on that bandwagon too.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, however, sees it differently, and doesn’t have plans of making R-rated movie anytime soon. Speaking with THR, the studio head explained his own takeaway from those movies:

‘Labyrinth’ Sequel to Be Helmed By ‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Alvarez

TriStar Pictures' Spinoff

David Bowie fans aren’t going to be happy with the news that director behind last year’s Don’t Breathe, Fede Alvarez, has come on board to write and direct the Labyrinth sequel. For him, however, it should make for an interesting change of pace.

According to Deadline, Alvarez will direct and also co-write this new tale alongside Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent), who will pen the screenplay once a story is worked out.

Eric Roth to Write Denis Villeneuve ‘Dune’ Reboot

Remake Of The Sci-Fi Epic

As Variety reports, Eric Roth, the writer behind Forrest Gump and the upcoming A Star is Born reboot, has officially been brought on board to write the remake of the sci-fi epic Dune, which Legendary Pictures secured the rights to make last Thanksgiving.

Denis Villeneuve— who is currently in post-production for Blade Runner 2049— was tapped to helm the project earlier this year. Along with Villeneuve, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.

Sylvester Stallone Reportedly Exits ‘The Expendables’ Franchise

Stallone Reportedly Exits Franchise

Deadline reports that Sylvester Stallone is departing a fourth film in The Expendables franchise due to creative differences with Millennium Films‘ Avi Lerner over the film’s script, director, and “certain qualitative elements of the film” including which VFX house to use for the effects.

Joss Whedon to Write, Direct and Produce Standalone ‘Batgirl’ Movie

Standalone Batgirl Movie

Joss Whedon (The Avengers) is reportedly nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films, which will be based on the New 52 version of the character from Gail Simone.

The project originated in the past month and will be part of the DC Extended Universe, following this summer’s Wonder Woman as the second movie from DC Films to center around a female lead, as well as another female-centric entry in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens.