Full Hollywood: Episode I - Synergy and Hollywood's Upcoming Movies 2016-2020


Synergy. It’s a huge buzzword throughout Hollywood. The main Hollywood studios, the one’s with

studio lots, are owned by larger conglomerates are that large conglomerate themselves; this allows them to take an intellectual property and successfully and creatively spread it around your subsidiaries and resources. Below I have the six major Hollywood studios in the most stripped down form I can name it without naming ownership.

The major studios:

Disney

Universal

Warner Brothers

Paramount

20th Century Fox

Sony

They all have a deep history, or bought their deep Hollywood history. In this history they have created

the most iconic stories in the past 100 years. We have also started to take notice of these stories being told as more than just stories, these major Hollywood studios own story worlds. Most creators talk about how creating a Star Wars movie or a Marvel film is like playing in a giant sandbox. They make more than stories, more than characters, they create entire universes. And sometime the focus on story or character is trumped by a creator’s obsession with “world building.” The ability to create a complete diagetic world that feels lived in and ernest.

Within the confines of this website I shall explore the worlds and universes the studios are now attempting to create. The connecting of different stories to a larger world, the spinoffs of the TV world, and the synergy that is used or should be used to create all of it. Because after all, some studios are better at it than others.

Here are some of the forthcoming articles:

Did Abrams and Kasdan make fun of the Prequel Trilogy?

Will Never Say Never Again become an official James Bond title?

And here is a list of every film on the calendar for the six major studios:

Here’s the list of upcoming Warner Brothers movies:

Warner Brothers:

Me Before You - March 4, 2016

Midnight Specia l- March 18, 2016

Barbershop: Episode IV - The Next Cut - April 15, 2016

Keanu - April 22, 2016

Going in Style - May 6, 2016

The Nice Guys - May 20, 2016

The Conjuring 2 - June 10, 2016

Central Intelligence - June 17, 2016

Lights Out - July 22, 2016

Arms and the Dudes - August 19, 2016

Sully - September 9, 2016

The Accountant - October 7, 2016

Bastards - November 4, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul - December 16, 2016

Fist Fight - July 8, 1905

Geostorm - January 13, 2017

The House - June 2, 2017

Dunkirk - July 21, 2017

Live By Night - July 9, 1905

Warner Tentpoles:

The Legend of Tarzan - July 1, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - November 18, 2016

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur - February 17, 2017

The Jungle Book: Origins - October 6, 2017

Ready Player One - December 15, 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 - November 16, 2018

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 - November 20, 2020

DC Entertainment:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - March 25, 2016

Suicide Squad - August 5, 2016

Wonder Woman - June 23, 2017

Justice League: Part I - November 17, 2017

The Flash - March 23, 2018

Aquaman - July 27, 2018

Shazam - April 5, 2019

Justice League: Part II - June 14, 2019

Cyborg - April 3, 2020

Green Lantern - June 19, 2020

Sandman - Announced

Here's the list of Disney's upcoming films:

Disney:

The Finest Hours - January 29, 2016

The Jungle Book - April 15, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass - May 27, 2016

The BFG - July 1, 2016 (DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment)

Pete's Dragon - August 12, 2016

Beauty and the Beast - March 17, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales July 7, 2017 (Jerry Bruckheimer Films)

Untitled Disney live-action fairy tale film - December 22, 2017

Untitled Disney live-action fairy tale film November 2, 2018

Untitled Disney live-action fairy tale film March 29, 2019

Untitled DisneyToon Studios film April 12, 2019

Untitled Disney live-action fairy tale film - November 8, 2019

Disney Animation Studios / Pixar Animation Studios:

Zootopia - March 4, 2016

Finding Dory - June 17, 2016

Moana - November 23, 2016

Cars 3 - June 16, 2017

Coco November 22, 2017

Gigantic - March 9, 2018

Toy Story 4 - June 15, 2018

The Incredibles 2 - June 21, 2019

Untitled Pixar film - March 13, 2020

Untitled Pixar film - June 19, 2020

Untitled Disney Animation film - November 25, 2020

LucasFilm:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - December 16, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII - May 26, 2017

Untitled Han Solo Anthology Story - 2018

Star Wars: Episode IX - May 24, 2019

Untitled Boba Fett Anthology Story - 2020

Marvel Studios:

Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016

Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - May 5, 2017

Untitled Spider-Man film - July 28, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - November 3, 2017

Black Panther - February 16, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 - May 4, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp - July 6, 2018

Captain Marvel - March 8, 2019

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 - May 3, 2019

Inhumans - July 12, 2019

Here's the list of Sony Pictures upcoming films:

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows – 6/24/16

Ghostbusters – 7/15/16

Patient Zero – 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16

Underworld 5 – 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17

Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17

Baby Driver – 3/17/17

Barbie – 6/2/17

Uncharted – 6/30/17

The Lamb – 12/8/17

Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19

Here’s Fox’s Upcoming Schedule:

Fox:

Eddie the Eagle - February 26, 2016

The Other Side of the Door - March 11, 2016

Keeping Up with the Joneses - April 1, 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates - July 8, 2016

A Cure for Wellness - September 23, 2016

Why Him? - November 11, 2016

Hidden Figure - January 13, 2017

The Mountain Between Us - February 10, 2017

Mother/Daughter - May 12, 2017

X-Men Universe:

Deadpool - February 12, 2016

X-Men: Episode VI - Apocalypse - May 27, 2016

Wolverine 3 - March 3, 2017

Tentpole:

Independence Day: Resurgence - June 24, 2016

Assassin's Creed - December 23, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - December 25, 2016

Maze Runner: The Death Cure - February 17, 2017

Kingsman 2 - June 16, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes - July 14, 2017

Alien: Covenant - October 6, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express - November 10, 2017

The Greatest Showman on Earth - December 25, 2017

DreamWorks Animation:

Kung Fu Panda 3 - January 29, 2016

Trolls - November 4, 2016

Boss Baby - March 10, 2017

The Croods 2 - December 22, 2017

Larrikins - February 16, 2018

How to Train Your Dragon 3 - June 29, 2018

BlueSky Studios:

Ice Age: Episode V - Collision Course - July 22, 2016

Ferdinand - April 7, 2017

Anubis - March 23, 2018

Here's the list of Universal's upcoming films:

Universal:

Ride Along 2 - January 15, 2016

Hail, Caesar! - February 5, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - March 25, 2016

The Boss - April 8, 2016

The Huntsman Winter's War - April 22, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - May 20, 2016

Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie - June 3, 2016

Warcraft - June 10, 2016

The Purge 3 - July 1, 2016

The Bourne Chapter 5 - July 29, 2016

Spectral - August 12, 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby - September 16, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now? - October 14, 2016

Ouija 2 - October 21, 2016

A Meyers Christmas - November 11, 2016

The Great Wall - November 23, 2016

Let It Snow - December 9, 2016

The Veil - July 8, 1905

The Best Man Wedding - July 8, 1905

Mena - January 6, 2017

Split - January 20, 2017

Fifty Shades Darker - February 10, 2017

The Mummy Reboot (2017) - March 24, 2017

Furious 8 - April 14, 2017

Pitch Perfect 3 - August 4, 2017

The Snowman - October 13, 2017 Fifty Shades Freed - February 9, 2018

The Wolf Man - March 30, 2018

Jurassic Park: Episode V - Jurassic Wars? - June 22, 2018

Hippie Hippie Shake TBD Stretch TBD Ballers TBD Monster High TBD Untitled Blumhouse Horror 2 TBD Clifford The Big Red Dog TBD Pacific Rim 2 TBD Wild Child TBD Search Party TBD

Illumination Animation:

The Secret Life of Pets - July 8, 2016

Sing - December 21, 2016

Despicable Me 3 - June 30, 2017

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas - November 17, 2017

Illumination Entertainment Franchise Film 10 - July 13, 2018

Illumination Entertainment Franchise Film 11 - July 3, 2019

Illumination Entertainment Franchise Film 12 - July 10, 2020

Here's the list of Paramount's upcoming films:

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - January 15, 2016

Zoolander 2 - February 12, 2016

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - March 4, 2016

Valencia - March 11, 2016

The Little Prince - March 18, 2016

Rings (4) - April 1, 2016

Everybody Wants Some - April 15, 2016

Same Kind of Different as Me - April 29, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - June 3, 2016

Star Trek XIII: Beyond - July 22, 2016

Ben-Hur (2016) UGH - August 12, 2016

Jack Reacher: Episode II - Never Go Back - October 21, 2016

Untitled Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard - November 23, 2016

Monster Trucks - January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th: Episode XIII - January 13, 2017

Terminator: Episode 6 - May 19, 2017

World War Z 2 - June 9, 2017

Downsizing - July 9, 1905

Sherlock Gnomes - January 12, 2018

Terminator: Episode 7 - June 29, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants 3 - March 28, 2019

Amusement Park - March 22, 2019

Here's Sony's Upcoming Slate:

The 5th Wave - January 22, 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - February 5, 2016

Risen - February 9, 2016

The Brothers Grimsby - March 11, 2016

Miracles from Heaven - March 16, 2016

The Bronze - March 18, 2016

I Saw the Light - March 25, 2016

Miles Ahead - April 1, 2016

The Meddler - April 22, 2016

Dark Horse - May 6, 2016

Money Monster - May 13, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie - May 20, 2016

Maggie's Plan - May 20, 2016

The Shallows - June 24, 2016

Ghostbusters (Reboot) - July 15, 2016

Sausage Party - August 12, 2016

A Man in the Dark - August 26, 2016

Patient Zero - September 2, 2016

When the Bough Breaks - September 16, 2016

The Magnificent Seven - September 23, 2016

SPA TBA - September 23, 2016

Underworld: Episode V - October 14, 2016

Inferno - October 28, 2016

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - November, 11, 2016

Passengers - December 21, 2016

Jumanji (2016) UGH - December 25, 2016

The Dark Tower - January 13, 2017

Resident Evil: Episode VI - The Final Chapter - January 27, 2017

Bad Boys 3 - February 17, 2017

Baby Driver - March 17, 2017

Get Smurfy - March 31, 2017

Barbie - June 2, 2017

Uncharted - June 30, 2017

The Emoji Movie - August 11, 2017

The Equalizer 2 - September 29, 2017

The Lamb - December 8, 2017

Peter Rabbit - March 23, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 - September 21, 2018

Animated Spider-Man - December 21, 2018

Bad Boys 4 - July 3, 2019

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