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January 22, 2019
• Production begins on third movie. (source)

October 23, 2018
• Cartoon Brew confirms movie will be an origin story.
• Hans Zimmer will be the film composer. (source)

July 25, 2018
• Mikros Animation tweets that they are helping with the third movie and are recruiting. (source)

July 24, 2018
• Movie moves up to July 17, 2020 premiere instead of July 31. Also mentions that Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Michael Kvamme are writing the screenplay. (source)

May 20, 2018
• Vincent Waller tweets Aaron Springer is the head of story and Zeus Cervas is helping with the boarding. (source)

April 25, 2018
• Paramount announces that Tim Hill will write and direct the third movie. We also get the movie title "It's a Wonderful Sponge." (source #1) (source #2)

December 19, 2017
• Paramount announces the third movie to release on July 31, 2020 instead of August 2, 2019 (source)

March 28, 2017
• Deadline article points out Paramount to release the third movie on August 2, 2019. (source)

July 12, 2016
• Ren & Stimpy will be shown as a short right before the movie. (source)

April 20, 2016
• John Debney will score Movie #3. (source)

January 29, 2016
• Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger talk about being writers on the third SpongeBob movie. (source)

November 11, 2015
• Vincent Waller tweets that the sequel will be mostly 2D. (source)

November 10, 2015
• The movie is announced to be released on February 8, 2019.

August 17, 2015
• Vincent Waller tweets that Ruben Hickman is helping out with preliminary movie developments and with the same group of producers -- Cale Boyter, Mary Parent, and Craig Sost. (source)

August 3, 2015
• Vincent Waller tweets third movie is in pre-production and Paul Tibbitt will direct with a story by him and Kyle McCulloch. (source)

April 30, 2015
• Viacom comfirms in a tweet that Paramount Pictures are developing three movies, including a third SpongeBob movie. (source)

February 8, 2015
• Meghan Collison, president of worldwide distribution and marketing at Paramount, mentioned that a third SpongeBob movie is "a good bet". (source)