By Travis Martin
Warner Bros. have recently changed release slots for multiple movies. First off, the sequel to “The LEGO Movie” has been pushed back from May 18, 2018 to February 8, 2019. It is unknown why this is happening, as the new release date will be 5 years after the original “LEGO Movie” released. Currently, the spinoff film, “The LEGO Batman Film,“ is set to come on February 10, 2017.
Meanwhile, the disaster film “Geostorm” and Ben Affleck‘s period piece “Live by Night” have switched dates: “Geostorm” will now come October 20, 2017, while “Live by Night” will release January 13, 2017. “Geostorm,” which stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Katheryn Winnick, and Ed Harris, centers on stopping climate-controlling satellites from creating cataclysmic storms while stopping a presidential assassination. “Live by Night,” based on the Dennis Lehane novel, centers on the black sheep (Affleck) of a family of cops as he gets involved in the bootlegging business during the Prohibition Era. This film is also written and directed by Affleck, and also stars Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Scott Eastwood, Chris Messina, and Brendan Gleeson.
Finally, the comedy film “Bastards,“ which stars Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as fraternal twin brothers trying to find their father, will be moved to January 27, 2017 from its original date of November 4, 2016. This may be because the film does not want to go up against Marvel‘s “Doctor Strange.” Instead, “Bastards” will go up against “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” and “Trainspotting 2.“