Gambit, Alien, Predator and Fox / Marvel release updates
20th Century Fox has moved around their upcoming release date schedule this weekend and the changes include some untitled Fox / Marvel release updates.
First up, the studio has removed the Gambit movie from its schedule for now. To be directed by Doug Liman and starring Channing Tatum and Lea Seydoux, the comic book adaptation was previously scheduled to open on October 7, 2016.
Staying with the Fox / Marvel release updates, the studio has set an Untitled Fox / Marvel Film for a release on October 6, 2017, while another Untitled Fox / Marvel Film will be coming to theaters on January 12, 2018. Could one of these be the Deadpool sequel? We’ll have to wait and see. The first project will face Andy Serkis’ The Jungle Book: Origins at Warner Bros. on October 6, 2017, while the latter is going up against the Blade Runner sequel at Warner Bros. and Paramount/MGM’s Sherlock Gnomes on January 12, 2018.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus follow-up, Alien: Covenant, has been moved up two months from October 6, 2017 to August 4, 2017. There, it will face Pitch Perfect 3 and Blazing Samurai. Alien: Covenant will star Michael Fassbender, Demian Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez.
20th Century Fox has also scheduled director Shane Black’s The Predator for a release on March 2, 2018, a date it has to itself for now.
The studio has moved up the Tim Burton adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children from Christmas Day to September 30 of this year, which is quite a crowded day.
They have moved back the animated Ferdinand from April 7, 2017 to July 21, 2017 (where it faces Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets). The studio has also moved Why Him back to Christmas Day (from November 11, 2016) and taken The Mountain Between Us off of its schedule for now (was previously February 10, 2017).