Universal Shifts “Warcraft,” “Rim 2” Dates

Following on from release date announcements for the “Fifty Shades” sequels and “Fast and Furious 8” earlier, Universal Pictures has also announced a shifting around of several of its other major movies in the works – some by half a year or more.

“Warcraft,” Duncan Jones’ 3D film adaptation of the popular “World of Warcraft” video game franchise, has been pushed back by three months and will now open in the height of next Summer – June 10th 2016.

Universal’s “The Mummy,” the remake of the classic Universal Monsters film, was slated to open in the same month but has now been pushed back by a whopping nine months and will open March 24th 2017.

As a result of that delay, the second and yet unannounced film in their proposed Universal Monster Cinematic Universe has been moved back a fully year and will now open March 30th 2018.

“Mena,” the re-teaming of “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman and star Tom Cruise has set up camp on January 6th 2017.

Finally, the “Pacific Rim” sequel has been moved back four months and will now open August 4th 2017.

Source: Universal Pictures