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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 delayed until 2018

We have news about a couple release dates that were announced and delayed today.

Starting off with Disney, they have finally set a new release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. About a year ago the film was pulled from its original 2015 release but it was delayed indefinitely. Disney announced today that the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise will be released on July 7, 2017. Johnny Depp is slated to return as Capt. Jack Sparrow.

Moving onto Sony, they have made some significant moves in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. The Sinister Six will be released on November 11, 2016 while The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been delayed until May 4, 2018. It was recently rumored that Sony was going to push TASM3 from 2016 to 2017, but with them pushing it an additional year to 2018 is a bit surprising. Many are speculating the delay is to test the waters of Drew Goddard's take on the Sinister Six and see if the film can rescue Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man franchise because after very dismal and overwhelmingly negative reviews of TASM2 they obviously realized something had to be done to fix the momentum.
Keeping up with Sony, we also got news that a film adaptation of the Playstation video game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, will be released on June 10, 2016. The film has been in the works for years and recently director Seth Gordon signed onto the project and stated that he hoped filming would start by early 2015. No one has been cast as Nathan Drake just yet, but I am sure it will be a very competitive role. I personally loved the Uncharted games so I am oddly excited for a movie to come out. It has the potential to be great.

[EDIT] It seems that Sony was thinking the same thing as just about everyone else when Marvel snatched up the May 3, 2018 date as they have already removed The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from the May 4, 2018 date and are now saying it will be released in 2018. There is no specific day set anymore. Another thing Sony has rushed to announce is the delay does not mean they are rebooting Spider-Man once again. 

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