With Sony’s Life and Paramount’s Baywatch respectively impacting the spring and summer schedule next year, Warner Bros. is making a point to ensure that its assets have the best launch too.
The Ryan Reynolds sci-fi thriller Life is landing on March 24 now, so Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur gallops away to May 12, Mothers Day weekend, where it will be the guy offering to Fox’s Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn movie Mother/Daughter. Barbie was originally on this date, but it moved to summer 2018 after Amy Schumer became attached.
Moving up against Life and Lionsgate’s Power Rangers on March 24 is Dax Shepard’s big screen take on the 1980s TV series CHiPS. Its old date was Aug. 11.
That date now belongs to New Line’s Annabelle 2, which is taking a hike from that crowded pre-Memorial Day weekend of May 19-21. MGM’s adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s YA novel, Everything, Everything will take Annabelle 2‘s place, moving from Aug. 18.
On May 19, Everything, Everything joins Fox’s Alien Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Open Road’s Nut Job 2.
Annabelle 2 on her new Aug. 11 date will face off with Sony’s Edgar Wright action comedy Baby Driver.