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Joaquin Phoenix's Joker gets release date and title; Zombieland 2 and Bloodshot shuffled

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Jul 18, 2018, 10:15 PM EDT

 San Diego Comic-Con doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean the studios are being shy about giving fans information on their biggest movies. Today Warner Brothers and Sony both announced releases dates for highly anticipated movies.

Warner Brothers announced that the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie will be released on Oct. 4, 2019, and will be titled just that, Joker. Directed by Todd Phillips, the origin film will be a grittier, moderately budgetted take on the character, and takes place outside of the normal DCEU. With a Jared Leto Joker movie also on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what Warner can pull together with Phoenix in less than a year and a half.


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Zombieland 2, the follow-up to the 2009 comedy hit starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin (all returning), makes its debut on Oct. 11, 2019 (one week after Joker). The movie will see the continuing adventures of Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock as they face evolved zombies and other survivors.

The end of the summer of 2018 is also going to see some changes in release dates. The horror movie Slender Manbased on the urban legend will now open Aug. 10, two weeks prior to its previously set release date. The John Cho thriller Searching, about a father using his missing daughter's social networks to try and locate her, comes out Aug. 24, moving back three weeks.

Bloodshot, based on the Valiant comic book and starring Vin Diesel, Toby Kebbell, and Michael Sheen, is now coming out Feb. 21, 2020. Diesel will play the title role, a soldier killed in the line of duty but brought back to life thanks to state of the art nanotechnology, giving him the ability to heal and interact with other tech.

Just like all the movement above has proven, these dates are subject to change. If Infinity War taught fans anything, it's that the first release date may not necessarily be the last.