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Universal's Release Schedule: Warcraft, Pacific Rim 2 & more are pushed back

04.24.2015

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Yesterday saw the announcement that a FAST AND FURIOUS 8 would be coming in 2 years' time on April 14, 2017. This came straight from the mouth of the Diesel himself and surprised absolutely no one. Rather, it was a welcome confirmation of what fans would love to see, despite the passing of Paul Walker. Soon after that announcement was the shifting of several dates. Given the FAST AND FURIOUS claim in the month of April, there was no doubt that PACIFIC RIM 2's original release date would be changed. Well, PACIFIC RIM 2 wasn't the only shift, as WARCRAFT, THE MUMMY, and the UNTITLED UNIVERSAL MONSTER FRANCHISE FILM have all taken a hit. You can check out Universal's updated release schedule below.

  • WARCRAFT - Bumped from March 11, 2016, to June 10, 2016.
  • MENA - January 6, 2017.
  • FIFTY SHADES DARKER - February 10, 2017.
  • THE MUMMY - Bumped from June 24, 2016, to March 24, 2017.
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 8 - April 14, 2017.
  • PACIFIC RIM 2 - Bumped from April 7, 2017, to August 4, 2017.
  • FIFTY SHADES FREED - February 9, 2018.
  • UNTITLED UNIVERSAL MONSTER FRANCHISE FILM - Bumped from April 21, 2017, to March 30, 2018.

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I'm not surprised that WARCRAFT was pushed further away from BATMAN V SUPERMAN's March 25th release, but I am shocked to see it catapulted into the busy summer movie season. I'd like to think that this bodes well for Duncan Jones' finished product, which has been in post for almost a year now!

As for PACIFIC RIM 2, well, I loved the first film and it didn't exactly bring in GODZILLA numbers. I'm hoping the marketing will be a little better this time around, and that plenty of folks have now finally gotten a chance to experience the great, popcorn flick the first was, in order to make it to theaters for the second. Guillermo del Toro doesn't do sequels to his films often, and the last time he did (HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY), it improved upon the first in almost every way. I can't wait!

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12:26PM on 04/25/2015
Cool!
Cool!
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3:48AM on 04/25/2015
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9:03PM on 04/24/2015
Warcraft got moved to a prime date! Must be a sign of confidence. Me too hungering for a taste of it, but it's full of animation and special effects so I understand the delay.
Warcraft got moved to a prime date! Must be a sign of confidence. Me too hungering for a taste of it, but it's full of animation and special effects so I understand the delay.
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6:28PM on 04/24/2015

Warcraft trailer pls!!!

Post production for a year and not even a teaser yet! Fuck you Mr. Duncan! Considering I wasted about a year and a half of my 20's playing that soul sucking (genius) game, with countless others who have spent that and a whole lot more, an early teaser isn't that much to ask for is it?!
Also, I've been saying this since I saw the first trailer for WoW (the one that made me try the game in the first place I might add), they need to make an animated movie using the same graphics engine they use
Post production for a year and not even a teaser yet! Fuck you Mr. Duncan! Considering I wasted about a year and a half of my 20's playing that soul sucking (genius) game, with countless others who have spent that and a whole lot more, an early teaser isn't that much to ask for is it?!
Also, I've been saying this since I saw the first trailer for WoW (the one that made me try the game in the first place I might add), they need to make an animated movie using the same graphics engine they use to make their trailers! That's some beautiful animation! Their cgi for their first trailer was better than most cgi you see in movies today!! The Hunter in the snow with his pet bear, the Shaman on the mountain, the Night Elf Druid running through the woods etc! That was some cool shit! They never disappoint with their trailers, make an animated movie already!!! I'll preorder that shit the moment its announced! And I KNOW I'm not alone here!
If everyone who has played WoW, and the ones that are still playing stop long enough to shower and leave their homes for a few hours buy a ticket to see this, this could easily be the highest grossing film of the year! Yes I know it has some great competition, but even if only players and ex players go see this, this could gross over a billion dollars, just sayin'...
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2:27PM on 04/24/2015
Universal Monster Franchise film knocked back a year - yeah... they got nothing.
Universal Monster Franchise film knocked back a year - yeah... they got nothing.
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11:48AM on 04/24/2015
Warcraft and Pacific Rim 2 fuck yeah!
Warcraft and Pacific Rim 2 fuck yeah!
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11:43AM on 04/24/2015
Oooh the Warcraft bump could bode well! I really want it to be good!
Oooh the Warcraft bump could bode well! I really want it to be good!
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11:35AM on 04/24/2015
Warcraft, and Pacific Rim 2 are the ones I'm looking forward to most.
Warcraft, and Pacific Rim 2 are the ones I'm looking forward to most.
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6:32PM on 04/24/2015
You play WoW too? I quit years ago, but I can't wait for the movie! I have high hopes, just hope they keep a serious tone, I don't want another Prince Of Persia :/
You play WoW too? I quit years ago, but I can't wait for the movie! I have high hopes, just hope they keep a serious tone, I don't want another Prince Of Persia :/
11:02AM on 04/24/2015
Warcraft for me. It seems like one of those projects that got lost in limbo. I'll hope it'd see the light of day one day.
Warcraft for me. It seems like one of those projects that got lost in limbo. I'll hope it'd see the light of day one day.
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6:36PM on 04/24/2015
Yea right?! For such a huge movie we haven't heard or seen shit! Where are all the leaked set photos and stuff? This had a huge budget and must've been a massive production and all we' be seen so far are 2 posters with insignias, Alliance and Horde. To quote a card playing, Oreo cookie eating mother fucker "I feel so dissatisfied..."
Yea right?! For such a huge movie we haven't heard or seen shit! Where are all the leaked set photos and stuff? This had a huge budget and must've been a massive production and all we' be seen so far are 2 posters with insignias, Alliance and Horde. To quote a card playing, Oreo cookie eating mother fucker "I feel so dissatisfied..."
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