Quoted from PinballManiac40:
Just acquired the license, so unless a whitewood already exists waiting for a theme, I can't see this being a 2019 game.
Since I learned from the Kaminkow Interview that they were used to make an top tier games like Back to the Future in 6 Weeks from top to bottom I see no problem in having that game shipping tomorrow.
Joking obviously, but of course the game would do better releasing together with the new movie (in May 2019).
And yeah I kinda forgot Steve Ritchie, Brian Eddy and Elvira (wich doesn't seem to be high in importance for Stern), but who knows what Brian Eddy is working on, so... It's possible. I remember Homecomputer days when licensed games were allready fully done when they still had to get that license. Would also explain the "bidding war", if the game is allready in the making and they're afraid to not get the license.
Pure speculation of course.