For all we don’t know yet about the just-announced Ghostbusters reboot from Jason Reitman, we may have just learned from Reitman himself when we can expect to get slimed.
In a cryptic tweet, Reitman revealed the movie’s release date (confirmed by Deadline), shooting out a short but sweet tease that the film’s not much more than a year away from the big screen. Accompanied by a #GB20 hashtag, Reitman simply hinted we should start marking our calendars for the week after the July 4 holiday next year:
Fresh off adding former Doctor Who star and Star Wars: Episode IX actor Matt Smith to its growing cast, Spider-Man spinoff Morbius also has revealed a release date that targets July of next year — and what a cool summer for movies 2020 is suddenly shaping up to be.
Via Deadline, the Jared Leto-headlining story of the scientist-turned-vampire will sink its teeth into theaters next July 31. Directed by Daniel Espinoza from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the movie will feature Leto as the titular villain, but little else is known about the rest of the cast — including who Smith will play.
Also via Deadline, Jay and Silent Bob have struck the deal they needed to get their long-awaited next slacker un-adventure into U.S. theaters. Saban Films reportedly has picked up Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the first big-screen appearance from Mallrats alums Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes since 2006’s Clerks II (not counting their 2013 cartoon outing in Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie), for distribution throughout North America.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot still doesn’t have a release date, but it looks as though the pieces are finally falling into place. Fan-owned Legion M, one of the movie’s backers, shared a clip of Smith and Mewes celebrating the movie’s turn of good fortune, and they sound just as stoked as they might have when the franchise debuted 25 years ago:
If you're impatient to get your next fix of Jay & Silent Bob at the theater, you can always catch up with Mewes and Smith each week via their accalimed Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast.
The Deadpool co-creator told his Twitter followers that efforts to move forward after striking a multi-installment movie deal with Netflix have soured, and suggested that he already had been shopping the Extreme Universe elsewhere: