Disney has set its dates for its 2015 movie calendar and 20th Century Fox has set their calendar as well, but for 2016 and 2017. Why bring up Disney? Because Disney owns Marvel, and currently, Marvel owns the box office when it comes to superhero movies. However, it seems like Fox is once again gearing up its fight against the Marvel machine with their own superhero movie.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Fox has set dates for several movies including “Gambit,” the X-Men spinoff film starring, of course, Gambit, the mutant who can create explosions from energy charges. The film, starring Channing Tatum in the title role, is expected to hit theaters Oct. 7, 2016.
Another tentpole film, “Assassin’s Creed,” based on the popular video game and starring Michael Fassbender, will come to theaters Dec. 21, 2016. Other films for Fox includes “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” starring Hugh Jackman as circus owner P.T. Barnum and expected to debut Dec. 25, 2016 and the comedy “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates,” coming July 29, 2016. Fox’s romance film, “The Mountain Between Us,” starring Rosamund Pike and Charlie Hunnam, is set for Feb. 10, 2017.
Fox has also pushed back some film releases, such as the sequel to “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Fantastic Four 2” from their initial release dates. “Fantastic Four 2,” which was initially coming to theaters July 2017, will now debut June 2, 2017 and the “Apes” film, originally meant for 2016, will now march into theaters July 14, 2017. Some people might be upset about this particular film being pushed back, but as awesome as “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was, I can say that I will be patient and wait as long as it takes for the next film because I want it to be just as good as “Dawn.”
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