Warner Bros. has been tinkering with its release schedule. Godzilla 2, the sequel to Garth Edwards' monster hit Godzilla (above), has been delayed from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019, according to The Wrap.
Edwards was attached to direct the sequel even before the release of Godzilla in 2014, but then he got the opportunity to direct Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will open in theaters on December 16. Now Edwards will have more time to work on the next installment of Godzilla. The director already teased the monsters that may be featured in the sequel, including Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
We received official word last year that Godzilla vs. Kong would be stomping its way to the big screen sometime in 2020 and now the release date has been decided: May 29, 2020. We haven't heard much about it yet, but we imagine more news will be forthcoming after the release of Kong: Skull Island, which is due on March 10, 2017.
Warner Bros. has also announced plans to release an untitled "event film" on December 25, 2018, without revealing any hints about what it might be. That's the same date claimed by Disney for an untitled live-action movie, and reminds us that deciding on release dates is like a high-stakes poker game for the major Hollywood studios. At one point, for example, Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were both scheduled for release on May 6 before Warner Bros. decided to move its superhero movie to March 25.
Finally, Warner Bros. has moved an untitled DC movie — most likely Green Lantern Corps — from June 19, 2020 to July 24, 2020. That moves it away from a planned Pixar release and into a slot that's not yet claimed by any other studio, though it's two weeks after another untitled Marvel superhero movie. That is, perhaps, not ideal for the studios involved, but it ensures that audiences will have more to choose from four years from now.