Fox release date shuffle: Updates on Predator, Gambit, X-films, and more!
With the massive and continued success of DEADPOOL in full swing, Fox has announced a number of slate changes and official additions to their movie calendar. Notable inclusions include Shane Black's PREDATOR, two untitled Fox/Marvel films, and a sizeable move for Tim Burton's MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. Both Channing Tatum's GAMBIT and THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US with Idris Elba are now unset, meaning they're still in development and moving forward, but will find a release date home later on. We'll also be getting Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANT a few months earlier, sliding into late summer of next year.
As for the mysterious Fox/Marvel films, the safe bet is that one of them would be the already announced DEADPOOL sequel (which is confirmed to feature fan-favorite character Cable), which I'd put my money on for the January 12th date. The October 2018 title could be anything, but it's nearly a year after GAMBIT's original date, so I wouldn't be surprised if GAMBIT slid in there. Of course, it could always be a follow up to X-MEN: APOCALYPSE as well. Time will tell. Either way, Fox seems to be full steam ahead on their comic properties.
Check out the full roster of changes/additions below.
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN moves from December 25, 2016, to September 30, 2016.
GAMBIT, previously announced for release on October 7, 2016 is now Unset.
WHY HIM? moves from November 11, 2016 to December 25, 2016.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, previously announced for release on February 10, 2017 is now Unset.
UNTITLED WOLVERINE SEQUEL is still sitting on March 3, 2017.
FERDINAND moves from April 7, 2017 to July 21, 2017.
ALIEN: COVENANT moves from October 6, 2017 to August 4, 2017.
An UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM will open, in wide release, on October 6. 2017.
An UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL FILM will open, in wide release, on January 12, 2018.
PREDATOR will open in wide release on March 2, 2018.