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01.27.2017by: Alex Maidy

2017 20th Century Fox Preview

20th Century Fox is riding high after a massive 2016 that featured their breakout hit DEADPOOL. While not receiving quite the critical acclaim of that film, Fox still managed to make money on X-MEN: APOCALYPSE as well as the long awaited sequel INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. Fox also banked on their collaboration with DreamWorks Animation with hits TROLLS and KUNG FU PANDA 3. All of this accounted for $1.46 billion at the box office which they hope to top in 2017 with new animation, new Wolverine, a new Alien film, and lots of comedies.

Check out the full slate of 2017 releases from 20th Century Fox and let us know which ones you are excited about in the talk backs below.

A CURE FOR WELLNESS (February 17th)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.

Starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, and Jason Isaacs. Written by Justin Haythe. Directed by Gore Verbinski (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN).

LOGAN (March 3rd)

In the year 2029,[20] following the new timeline events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Logan is aging and realizing that his healing factor is starting to fail, while taking care of an ailing Professor Xavier and protecting a young girl named Laura from an organization called Transigen at the Mexican border. With both lives in peril, Logan ventures into one more battle.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Written by Michael Green and Scott Frank. Directed by James Mangold (THE WOLVERINE).

THE BOSS BABY (March 31st)

A man named Tim Templeton tells about his seven-year-old life being jealous of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the "Baby Boss". When he goes on a mission to win back affection of his parents,both brothers must unite to save their parents and restore order to the world and prove that love is indeed an infinite force.

Starring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi and Tobey Maguire. Written by Michael McCullers. Directed by Tom McGrath (MADAGASCAR).

SNATCHED (May 12th)

A mother and daughter become part of an unexpected adventure when a vacation goes wrong. Co-writer Katie Dippold said it was inspired by her own relationship with her mother.

Starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Óscar Jaenada, and Wanda Sykes. Written by Kim Caramele, Katie Dippold and Amy Schumer. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, WARM BODIES).

ALIEN: COVENANT (May 19th)

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise. What the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, inhabited by the "synthetic" David, the sole survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition, and monstrous creatures that are hunting them.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby. Written by John Logan. Directed by Ridley Scott (PROMETHEUS).

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (May 19th)

Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

Starring Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Jason Drucker and Charlie Wright. Written by Adam Sztykiel. Directed by David Bowers (ASTRO BOY).

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE (June 2nd)

Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean high school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.

Starring the voices of Kevin Hart, Kristen Schaal, Nick Kroll, Ed Helms, Jordan Peele and Thomas Middletitch. Written by Nicholas Stoller. Directed by Rob Letterman (GOOSEBUMPS) and David Soren (TURBO).

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (July 14th)

Following the events of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, Caesar and the apes are embroiled in a war against an army of humans. As the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The war pits Caesar against the humans' leader, a ruthless Colonel, in an encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth's future.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Gabriel Chavarria, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller and Terry Notary. Written by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves. Directed by Matt Reeves.

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (October 6th)

Eggsy, Merlin and Roxy head to the United States to join forces with Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart, after the HQ is destroyed by Poppy, a nefarious criminal mastermind.

Starring Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. Written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (October 20th)

After the cancellation of their flight due to stormy weather, Dr. Ben Payne and writer Ashley Knox board a charter plane. Unfortunately for them the plane crashes and they survive the incident with injuries but get lost in the wilderness.

Starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. Written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad (THE IDOL).

RED SPARROW (November 10th)

A sexy Russian spy falls for a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts. Written by Eric Warren Singer and Justin Haythe. Directed by Francis Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY).

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (November 22nd)

Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Marwan Kenzari, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael Peña, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sergei Polunin, and Daisy Ridley. Written by Michael Green. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (THOR, CINDERELLA).

THE STORY OF FERDINAND (December 22nd)

The story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. He sits in the middle of the bull ring failing to take heed of any of the provocations of the matador and others to fight.

Cast to be announced. Written by Ian Southwood. Directed by Carlos Saldanha (THE CROODS).

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (December 25th)

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams and Zendaya. Written by Michael Arndt, Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon. Directed by Michael Gracey.

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