Another Ice Age is coming! 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have set Ice Age 5 for release on July 15, 2016. That pushes their previously-announced Anubis a bit further down the line. It will now hit theaters on March 23, 2018.
Started in 2002 with the original Ice Age, the successful franchise also includes 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown, 2009’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and 2012’s Ice Age: Continental Drift. Collectively, the four films have grossed more than $2.8 billion worldwide.
Anubis, meanwhile, is said to be loosely based on the novel “The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights” by Bruce Zick, which kicks off when a mummy’s curse condemns Dr. George Henry’s spirit to the Egyptian Underworld. While trying to free him, Henry’s son Chance plumbs the depths of the Underworld and encounters a variety of monsters.
Although the 2018 date is currently free of any competition, Ice Age 5 will be hitting theaters just one week after a currently untitled Marvel Studios film.