Warner Bros has shifted release dates for four of its upcoming films, including The Lego Movie 2, which moves almost a year ahead from 18/5/18 to 08/02/19. Warner Bros has not yet confirmed why the sequel to 2014’s huge hit has been moved, but it now comes out almost exactly five years to the day after The Lego Movie, and just under two years after The Lego Batman Movie, which will be released on February 10, 2017.
Dean Devlin’s disaster flick Geostorm is getting shuffled around the schedule for the second time, moving from 13/1//17 to 20/10//17 – it was originally set to release on October 21, 2016.
Meanwhile, the Owen Wilson/Ed Helms comedy Bastards, about two brothers who set out in adulthood to learn who their real father is, has been moved from 04/11/16 to 27/01/17. That takes Bastards out of a very competitive weekend, as its original release date would have pitted it against Marvel’s Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Doctor Strange that, judging from previous Marvel successes, is likely to trounce all comers in its opening window. Bastards‘ move to January doesn’t denote lack of confidence however, as the new slot sees it up against a new outing from the reliable Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and Trainspotting 2.