Release Date Shuffle
As with all things in life and especially in Hollywood never believe anything you hear or in this case don’t take the word of the studios as to when their movies will be released.
On Tuesday a slew of movies had their release dates changed. Hopefully you hadn’t made plans or circled the date on your calendar as of yet and if so get ready to make some changes.
The Fantastic Four will now open in the middle of summer on June 19, 2015 instead of March 6, 2015. Josh Trank will be directing. That will put the film opposite Pixar’s Inside Out and very near Jurassic World, which is scheduled to open one week earlier.
20th Century Fox has now pushed back Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2 from July 3, 2015 to a July 1, 2016 release. The sequel is set to take place 20 years later and now it seems the movie will also open twenty-years after the original one first hit theaters.
The Assassin’s Creed movie has been pushed from June to August 7, 2015. Michael Fassbender will produce and star in the adaptation. No director has been hired as of yet. Michael Lesslie was hired to write the script. The August date puts it out of the summer glare.
Director Matthew Vaughn’s graphic novel adaptation of The Secret Service has been pushed from 2014 to March 6, 2015, taking over Fantastic Four’s previous date and will now open a week before Disney’s live-action Cinderella. The movie stars Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson.
The spy comedy Susan Cooper will open on May 22, 2015. Paul Feig directs and Melissa McCarthy will star. This will put it opposite director Brad Bird’s Disney pic Tomorrowland.