The move of Wonder Woman 1984 back to 2020 has created such a vacuum on November 1, 2019 that two big name franchises have been pulled in to fill it.
Collider is reporting that the Elizabeth Banks’ directed Charlie’s Angels revamp for Sony has been moved back to that date from September 27, 2019 and Tim Miller’s as-yet-untitled take on Terminator has been moved up by Paramount from November 15, 2019 to join it.
Both films are an attempt by the respective studios to reignite the fire beneath a previously successful franchise.
Obviously, Charlie’s Angels is an adaptation of the successful TV series from the late 1970s. The franchise has already been adapted to the big screen in 2000 with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz playing the Angels. However, a 2011 television reboot only lasted one season.
This time around, the concept will take on a more international flavor. No longer are the Angels U.S. bound detectives, but rather globe-hopping private security agents. The movie stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin and Jonathan Tucker.
Terminator, the sixth film in the series, marks James Cameron’s return to the franchise in the producers role. The film will take a cue from the latest Halloween sequelboot and follow directly after the second film in the franchise and ignore any films that came in-between. Gabriel Luna will play the Terminator this time around, Natalia Reyes will most likely be his prey, and Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger will return in what are described as small scenes in the film.
It seems unlikely that the two reboots that their studios have high hopes in launching franchises will keep the same release date, since there is carry over between their fan bases. We’ll see which one, if any, blinks.