At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, James Gunn was going to present a new horror movie during the Sony Pictures panel on July 20, 2018. But earlier that day, news broke that the director had been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Sony decided to push back the announcement. The studio has now set a new release date for the film, which will be titled BrightBurn, for 2019.
BrightBurn was originally scheduled for November 30th of this year, but it will now come to theaters on May 24, 2019. Other films scheduled for that new date include Disney’s Aladdin, Warner Bros.’ Minecraft movie, and 20th Century Fox’s action adventure Stuber, starring Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista.
Directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) from a script by Gunn’s brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin, Mark Gunn, BrightBurn stars Elizabeth Banks.
Sony has moved The Possession of Hannah Grace (previously titled Cadaver), starring Shay Mitchell, into that November 30, 2018 date. The studio has also scheduled The Intruder, starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid, on April 26, 2019.
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures has moved back the release date for Holmes & Watson, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, from December 21 to December 25, 2018.
Also, with Warner Bros.’ The Nun performing so well after opening on September 7 of this year (it’s up to almost $350 million worldwide), the studio has scheduled New Line horror films for the same time period the next four years. IT Chapter Two was previously set for September 6, 2019, and now they’ve added a Conjuring Universe film on September 11, 2020, a horror film on September 10, 2021, and another one on September 9, 2022.