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Fox Moves Release Dates for Fantastic Four & Assassin's Creed
Summer 2015 just got even busier

13 November 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: 20th Century Fox (via Coming Soon)

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People with pencils and big erasers have been making some diary changes at 20th Century Fox, affecting the release schedules for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service and videogame adaptation Assassin's Creed. The upshot: yet more releases in the already extraordinary summer of 2015. The days are just packed!

The Secret Service is Vaughn's spy yarn starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton, based on the comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It was originally due in November next year, but is now earmarked for March 6, 2015. Yup, summer is starting earlier and earlier.

That has created a knock-on effect, since The Secret Service now occupies the slot that previously belonged to The Fantastic Four. So the newly revivified FF will now hit on June 19 (going up against Pixar's Inside Out on current schedules). And Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, which was due on June 19, has swan-dived onto the straw cart of August 7. Fox have also placed Paul Feig's Susan Cooper, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham, on May 22 (the same day as Brad Bird's Tomorrowland).

Just so we're clear, 2015 is also a year that includes Superman/Batman, Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Jurassic World, Ant Man, Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, World Of Warcraft, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and possibly a fifth Terminator and Legend Of Conan. Oh, and Bond 24.

What we shouldn't expect now to see, however, is Roland Emmerich's long-mooted Independence Day sequel. Fox have pushed that one to a projected release on July 1, 2016, sensibly marking the twentieth anniversary of the original.

So whaddaya think? Best summer ever or too many sequels? Give us your thoughts in the comments.


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Your Comments

RE: Overkill! Attack of the Grinch!
Don't have to see them all - some people might not want to see Star Wars but would like to see Avengers, others less interested in Marvel but want to see Supes vs Bats, there will be others that avoid the major blockbusters like those but see more mid-range/budget films. There's always DVD/Blu-Ray/Streaming for those you don't see at the cinema anyway - I think quite a few will be moved anyway, I mean World of Warcraft to open the same day as Star Wars?! Yeah right! More

Posted by MDG_78 at 16:42 on 21 November 2013 | Report This Post

Overkill! Attack of the Grinch!
While this looks fantastic on paper it also appears to be a serious case of overkill. The last time we had a year like this there was only 2 or 3 winners and the rest were losers! Also the integrity of a film comes into question - some are just pumped out for financial gain and lack of quality control. There is alo this little thing called the recession - nobody is going to afford to see all of these films. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 10:26 on 14 November 2013 | Report This Post

Wow
2015 is going to be the most fun year for films ever. More

Posted by launcelot at 22:57 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

The summer it all ends!
To many blockbusters crammed in this 2015 season, only so many dollars available. Huge budget movies will implode, more than just one or two , and finally budgets will be brought under control. John carter and Battleship were never less than entertaining, but they failed to find a market because studios spent huge amounts on there production, yet had no idea of how to market them to earn back the investment. Riddick did not earn mega dollars, but for its cost it will make a tidy profit. After e More

Posted by Theghostfrommars at 15:14 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

Most impressive.
Thank the gods for Unlimited cards! *plug plug* :) Even if some of these turn out to be duds (looking at you Man of Steel 2 and Star Wars, you both got a lot to work on) , should be a big year for the big companies. More

Posted by sirvolkar at 12:35 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

Bloody Hell...
That's too mind boggling for words. Especially considering that my local cinema at the moment charges £10.30 (!) and it will only go up by 2015. They'll all be enormous inevitably, but I wonder how many people will just say 'I'll wait for the DVD'. More

Posted by CaleGiles at 12:14 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

Properly Mental
Firstly, this kills independent film in 2015. People won't give anything interesting a chance if they've put back all their cash for roughly 1200 blockbusters. So, Harvey Weinstein's going to have a bad year. Secondly, nobody's going to pay to watch all of them, so there are going to be some very expensive flops in 2015, needless flops that could have otherwise made millions. Shame, but since when did Hollywood think first? They get the box office return they deserve, really. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:54 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
Well Star Wars Episode VII will be released in December of '15 now but yes what a packed year! The hype will be extraordinary and will have to be choosy as to what to see at the cinema or wait to watch it at home. The three must-see's for me; Avengers 2, Superman/Batman and Star Wars. World Of Warcraft could be great or pants, really not sure and for Jurassic World to work it needs to either be grittier and bloodier or be bigger and more epic in scope to succeed. It's called Jurassic More

Posted by MDG_78 at 11:34 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

I've already taken out a second mortgage on my house in preparation for all the movie ticket I'm going to have to buy in a couple of years... More

Posted by Kmadden2004 at 11:20 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

Summer of 2015!!!
I'm going to need a wage rise for that summer alone I reckon..... More

Posted by williamstephen1972 at 11:01 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post


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