Paramount Pictures is closing out 2017 by getting its feature film release date ducks in a row for the coming years. Sadly, Bikini Bottom fans will have to wait a little longer for the third SpongeBob SquarePants movie, which has been pushed back to July 31, 2020 from its previous Aug. 2, 2019 date.
There is also a strong Hasbro toy and game-inspired lineup coming in partnership with Allspark Pictures, with a new G.I. Joe hitting theaters March 27, 2020 and possibly sparking a whole Hasbro Movie Universe. Paramount has also slated Micronauts for Oct. 16, 2020. An untitled Hasbro film is set for Oct. 1, 2021 — previous reports have hinted that the interconnected movieverse will eventually tie in Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM.
Tabletop gaming fans can look forward to a new Dungeons & Dragons adaptation, out July 23, 2021. Hopefully this will turn out better than the 2000 attempt (although, being the only person in an entire theater IS a memorable experience). Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Warner Bros. is no longer developing their D&D project.
Earlier this month, Paramount also dated its remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, giving it a darkly appropriate Easter weekend release on April 19. 2018. The studio handled the original 1989 adaptation, a pop culture horror touchstone starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne.
The upcoming slate as previously announced includes Sherlock Gnomes (March 23, 2018), Bumblebee (Dec. 21, 2018), Ilion Animation co-pro Amusement Park (March 15, 2019), Transformers 6 (June 28, 2019), Dora the Explorer (TBA 2019) and The Loud House (Feb. 7, 2020).