In other major news, The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep jumps from January 24, 2020 to this year, on November 8, as the Burbank lot gives a major vote of confidence to the Mike Flanagan-directed Stephen King adaptation. Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produce. Doctor Sleep will rival Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Universal untitled Will Packer comedy and Roland Emmerich’s Midway from Lionsgate.
Meanwhile, Bob Zemeckis’ feature take on Roald Dahl’s novel The Witches will go October 16, 2020. Pic stars Anne Hathaway. Producers are Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Luke Kelly. Paramount has Micronauts, based on the 1980s toy opening on that date and Universal has a Blumhouse movie.
DC Super Pets is opening May 21, 2021. It takes the place of a WB event title on that date. Jared Stern and Sam Levine direct. Patty Hicks is producing. Super Pets is still the only film scheduled on the weekend preceding the Memorial Day stretch.
The Batman flies on June 25, 2021 as we exclusively reported a few minutes ago. Reeves is directing. He will also produce with Dylan Clark. The Batman is currently the only pic being released that weekend.
An untitled WB event film will open on July 16, 2021. This will be a big title, big stars and four-quad play we hear. It’s the only title currently on the date.
The Suicide Squad on Aug. 6, 2021. Charles Roven and Peter Safran are producing, and as Deadline exclusively reported back in October James Gunn is penning the script and in talks to direct. It’s the only release for that weekend.
Another untitled WB event film will also be released October 1, 2021.