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Warner Brothers Schedule Updated: Ready Player One readies away from Star War VIII and Flash Adjusts

Warner has pushed their Steven Spielberg tent pole Ready Player One away from it's original December 15, 2017 release date to March 30, 2018. This comes after it was announced a couple weeks ago that Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII moved from its original May release to December. What's interesting is that Disney was originally going to move Star Wars back to May, the same month the first six were released. But after Disney printed money with The Force Awakens' December release, they decided to keep December a sort of Star Wars holiday and push Episode VIII and the future rest to December, leaving Spielberg's huge film, that may actually never get made into the following year.

Also Warner seemed to bump up The Flash film by about a week, moving it from March 23 to March 16, 2018. The reason for the move may be to give The Flash a little extra breathing room before Ready Player One is released. This will give The Flash two weeks in IMAX before Ready Player One takes over.

The interesting thing is Spielberg always wanted to direct a Star Wars movie and was even supposedly offered to direct a prequel film. At that time Spielberg didn't want to mess with Lucas' vision and let George helm the three prequels. In fact, supposedly Spielberg was not the only one offered to direct a prequel film, Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis were also offered... Imagine the world we would live in if every Star Wars was directed by a different director. Instead Lucas directed the first four sequentially, with the next three being directed by Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, and JJ Abrams, with Rian Johnson set to direct VIII and Colin Trevorrow to direct IX.

And Spielberg did in fact direct some Star Wars. He's credited as directing some of the animatics in Revege of the Sith. He's credited on the film as an assistant director and supposedly had a hand in the animatics for the Mustafar lightsaber duel between Anakin and Obi Wan and the end of the film and the senate fight between Yoda and the Emperor.

Warner Brothers UPDATED schedule:

Warner Brothers:

Me Before You - March 4, 2016

Midnight Special - 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 - 2017

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 - March 30, 2018

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 16, 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

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