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Well, this has come out of nowhere. The other night, 20th Century Fox opened up a can of announcements and unleashed a whole slew of release dates for a whole slew of movies on us. We're going to break to down for you.
Remember that Assassin's Creed movie? After being removed from the 2015 slate of releases and hanging in the air for some time without any word as to when it'll be releasing, it's good to see that the film adaption of the hit video game series is still planning to make its debut! The film is set to make its way into cinemas in just under two years time, on Dember 21st, 2016.
Last we heard of the adaption, The Turning director Justin Kurzel was going to be helming the project, off of a rewrite that was recently done by Exodus scribes Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Michael Fassbender was, and still is, attached to star as the film's lead - but which character he'll play remains unknown. Assassin's Creed has had a bit of a rough time getting the traction it needs for production to kick off but, by the sound of things, it seems that the film is back on the right track!
In addition to this, the sequel to this year's forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot has also been budged by a month so we'll be seeing it sooner rather than later... 1 month sooner, actually. Fantastic Four 2 will be making its arrival on June 2nd, 2017. Its originally planned release date has been, now, given to Matt Reeves' follow-up to last Summer's amazing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The third instalment in the franchise, Planet of the Apes 3, will hit the month following Josh Trank's fantastic sequel, on July 14th. That's the week between when the first and second films released so that works.
Back to superheroes for a second though, Fox must really be pleased with the film that they're set to release this August. The fact that Fantastic Four 2 remains on the schedule to release is, in itself, commendable... let alone the fact that it has been brought a whole month closer. It's a brave, risky move announcing the follow-up to a film, even before it has released - especially if it's one that a lot of people are skeptical about. Kudos go to Fox.
We haven't seen anything at all from the first film - even though it's supposed to open in a few months time - so it's encouraging to see this date budge up as if shows that Trank and Fox must be confident with what they've seen and are expecting the superhero adaption to be big enough that it'll generate interest in a sequel.
Also given a release date is the currently uncast Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, it'll be directed by Jake Szymanski - off of a script penned by Andrew J. Cohan and Brendan O'Brien - for an initial release on July 29th, 2016. Hugh Jackman's P.T Barum movie The Greatest Showman on Earth is also in this release date palooza. It'll arrive on July 14th, 2017. But not before the Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike starring romance The Mountain Between Us - opening, just in time for Valentine's Day, on February 10th, 2017.
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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.