Ice Age 5 Set for July 15, 2016, Anubis Moves to 2018
20th Century Fox
December 20, 2013
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.