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Paramount pushes ‘SpongeBob’ to 2020

Paramount Pictures is closing out 2017 by getting its feature film release date ducks in a row for the coming years. Sadly, Bikini Bottom fans will have to wait a little longer for the third ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ movie, which has been pushed back to July 31, 2020 from its previous Aug. 2, 2019 date.

There is also a strong Hasbro toy and game-inspired lineup coming in partnership with Allspark Pictures, with a new ‘G.I. Joe’ hitting theaters March 27, 2020 and possibly sparking a whole Hasbro Movie Universe. Paramount has also slated ‘Micronauts’ for October 16, 2020. An untitled Hasbro film is set for October 1, 2021 — previous reports have hinted that the interconnected movieverse will eventually tie in Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM.

Tabletop gaming fans can look forward to a new ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ adaptation, out July 23, 2021. Earlier this month, Paramount also dated its remake of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’, giving it a darkly appropriate Easter weekend release on April 19. 2018.

The studio handled the original 1989 adaptation, a pop culture horror touchstone starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne.The upcoming slate as previously announced includes ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ (March 23, 2018), ‘Bumblebee’ (December 21, 2018), Ilion Animation co-pro ‘Amusement Park’ (March 15, 2019), ‘Transformers 6’ (June 28, 2019), ‘Dora the Explorer’ (TBA 2019) and ‘The Loud House’ (February 7, 2020).

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