Movie News: Fox announced release dates for tons of movies including Independence Day 2
According to Box Office Mojo, Fox has dropped a ton of new release dates that you should be looking forward to.
Independence Day 2 has been slated for July 3, 2015. While we don’t know if Will Smith will return, we do know that Roland Emmerich will be back to direct. Given how much I loved the first Independence Day and how Will Smith’s latest films have been down, this could bring him back to the top.
Assassin’s Creed has been pushed from May 2015 to July 19, 2015. Obviously, Fox is avoiding competition with Star Wars: Episode VII and The Avengers 2. While I think the Assassin’s Creed movie will be (or could be at least) awesome, there’s no way it would ever compete with Star Wars: Episode VII and The Avengers 2.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: Days of Future Past have now switched release dates. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will now come to theaters July 18, 2014 and X-Men: Days of Future Past will now be released on May 23, 2014. I like this idea since X-Men will most likely get a bigger audience and this will probably get things going for the summer season next year.
The next two summers sounds like it could be a lot of fun with these movies and more coming to us. Roland Emmerich has talked about how Independence Day 2 could lead into a third film as well. It’s interesting that this is all happening 20 years after the original film but I’m on board for it. And with how studios are now-a-days, should the first Independence Day have been made a few years ago, there’s no doubt they would have slated a second and third film anyway. Trilogy’s and franchises are where it’s at.
And as I mentioned, Assassin’s Creed moving to July is a really smart idea. I like the video game and the movie adaptation could be really great. Look for next summer to be one of the better summers we’ve seen in awhile.