20th Century Fox has shaken up its future release schedule, announcing release dates for a number of major tentpoles over the next four years, mostly big-budget comic book adaptations
Many of these have yet to be written, let alone given the green light, so to say this is presumptuous is a bit of an understatement.
As already announced, Fox will release Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on May 23rd this year, Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot on June 19th 2015, and Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” on May 27th 2016.
You can now add to the list James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” sequel has been given a March 3rd 2017 release. Four months later comes “Fantastic Four 2” on July 14th 2017.
There’s also a “mystery Marvel project” which the studio is targeting for July 18th 2018, that one could be the Jeff Wadlow-directed “X-Force” film.
Outside of Marvel properties, the studio has moved up Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation “The Secret Service” by several months – from March 6th 2015 to October 24th this year. Ken Scott’s new untitled comedy will now take over the March 6th 2015 date.
With casting having begun, it’s no surprise that “Taken 3” has been slotted in for a January 9th 2015 release.
Paul McGuigan’s “Frankenstein” adaptation has been pushed back almost a full year from next January to October 2nd 2015. Finally, a mystery Ridley Scott film has been slated for March 4th 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox & Coming Soon