The upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and the big-screen version of Assassin Creed were recently shuffled around by the folks over at 20th Century Fox.
Since there’s a ton of high-profile motion pictures coming out in 2015, it’s kind of hard for studios right now to figure out when to release their upcoming big-budget endeavors. In order to get the biggest bang for their buck, executives are trying to determine which movies stand the best chance of stomping the cinematic competition.
According to Cinema Blend, Chronicle director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is no longer hitting theaters on March 6, 2015. Instead, Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the graphic novel The Secret Service is coming out on this date. Feel free to pop some Advil if feel a headache coming on.
Instead of arriving on March of 2015, Trank’s Fantastic Four flick hits the multiplex on June 19, 2015. Coming Soon points out that it will square off against the Pixar flick Inside Out. Since these flicks essentially have their demographics locked down, everything else will get squashed that weekend.
Ready for more? Since the Fantastic Four reboot now occupies that June 19, 2015 date, the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender opens on August 7, 2015. Here’s hoping you still don’t use a physical calendar to keep track of this stuff. If you do, then prepare to do a lot of erasing.
Twentieth Century Fox also penciled in a date for the Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy comedy Susan Cooper. The Heat director’s spy flick should arrive in theaters on May 22, 2015. Unless, of course, they decide to move it around at a later date. Considering the mess you just read, that’s a very strong possibility.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a lot of movies vying for your entertainment dollar in 2015. In addition to Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, other superheroes flicks due out that year include Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, and Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman.
If that’s not enough to keep you busy, then you can also check out Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Jurassic World, Terminator 5, and Independence Day 2. Here’s hoping you and your friends love sequels and reboots, because that’s basically all you’re going to get. Start saving your money now, kids. Chances are you’re going to need every last penny.
Last but not least is director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Although a screenwriter swap temporarily put the release date in danger, Disney recently announced that the flick should hit on December 18, 2015. Business will boom at the box office that summer.
What do you think about Fantastic Four and Assassin’s Creed getting new release dates? How many movies do you plan to catch on the big screen in 2015?
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