Fox Dates 'X-Men: First Class 2,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' More

May 31, 2012

20th Century Fox

Considering the success of the 3D re-release of Titanic with a $344 million box office gross to date, it's no surprise that other blockbusters are getting the same treatment. Today, Fox announced that they will have Stereo 3D, the same company responsible for converting Titanic to 3D, will bring the Will Smith sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day into the third dimension on July 3rd, 2013 (would you expect anything different?). But that's not all. The studio also announced 2014 dates for Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse and the anticipated sequels to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: First Class. More below!

While Spielberg's adaptation of Robopocalypse was originally slated for release next summer, the studio has instead set it for release on April 25th, 2014. Does that mean Spielberg will work on something else between now and when that film might start production? We're not sure. Meanwhile, the gestating sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes is now officially titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and will hit theaters on May 23rd, 2014, just in time for some Memorial Day box office action. But the sequel fun in the summer of 2014 from Fox doesn't stop there as X-Men: First Class 2 is now slated to arrive on July 18th, 2014.

But in 2013, Fox has plenty of other titles that have just been dated as well. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty starring and directed by Ben Stiller will hit theaters on Christmas Day, while Fox's adaptation of Walking with Dinosaurs, based on the TV series and live show of the same name, will hit a few day sbefore on December 20th, 2013.  Earlier in the year, Fox will send the currently untitled buddy cop comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy to theaters on April 5th, 2013 and one more sequel in the form of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on August 16th, 2013, pushed back from the earlier March 15th release. That's a hell of a slate for the next couple years, and that's just the big stuff. Honestly, I hope the Independence Day re-release is a test for interest in the rumored sequels. We'll see.

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  • Whatsxhisxname
    first class sucked
    • HazedMind
      agreed, worse superhero movie in a while
      • What?
    • David Banner
      I pretend it's in one of the alternate universes since there are so many timeline errors in it compared to the other movies set in the future-or hope this means there will be some timetravel in a future First Class episode :) I think there would be more to gain by calling it "Second Class", or something other than "First Class"? There's so man X-Men, pick some new ones. Was this the X-Men announcment we were waiting for? That New Mutants thing was just a (hopefull) rumor? Or does Disney own the rights to New Mutants, and they might announce that soon? Hard to keep track of the 8000+ Marvel characters and where they call home :)
      • David Banner
        so many X-Men* (but why start correcting typo's? :)  )
    • thebatman
       u are nuts
  • Nemkes
    "Does that mean Spielberg will work on something else between now and when that film might start production?" Yes-its called Lincoln
    •  Lincoln is in the can...
  • OfficialJab
    'Dawn' Nice. I was worried they'd really call it Rise 2. I hope First Class 2 has better mutants. The first was a good movie, but the supporting cast was pretty bad.
  • BinaryChaos
    Wow I thought the sequel to X-Men: First Class would of been titled X-Men: Second Class but in some ways I can see why they didn't go that root. I'm looking forward to X-Men but not really the ape movie cause it's primarily going to be about the outbreak of the virus killing off the humans considering it's the same director who did Contagion.
    • HazedMind
      same writer*
  • Lando Indy day sequels..or prequels..that was a god awful movie that set sci fi back..please don't do it.. "GO!!!! GET TO THE CHOPPA! COME ON!!"
  • Horseflesh
    I actually liked X-Men first class, better than wolverine if u ask me, an Azazel kicked friggin ass!
    • SuicidalOptimist
      Wolverine started out soooo good, pretty much exactly how it's depicted in the Origins graphic novel (well, obviously it had to be shortened considerably. "Montaaaage!") I liked First Class, too, and I agree that Azazel was fucking awesome; I wish he had more scenes, honestly. I hated Zoe Kravitz' character, though. I just thought it was such a retarded mutant to have in the movie, it felt so corny and...stupid. Anyways, upon repeated viewings I do tend to find more and more things that I find silly, now, like the horrible "Mutant and proud" line or Beast's goofy appearance. Or maybe I am the only one who always thinks of Sully from Monsters Inc. Still, it's no doubt one of the better comic book adaptions in recent years. Ugh, getting old and jaded sucks! =P
  • Ehsan Davodi
    God help me ......... Can't wait for all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • ***sigh!*** I really hate it when the main reason to make a sequel is to milk the cow some more.
  • si1ver
    I wish we got to see Magneto and Prof X work together for a while. And see Magneto turn evil at the end of one movie and then cripple X at the end of another.
    • Akwasi Asabere
      What? did that not happen in First Class? I don't think they needed two movies to have that happen.
      • si1ver
        IMO it just felt so rushed. I think it would have made it more meaningful if they were friends for more than a week.
  • Mystery Guest
    X-Men: First Class had mostly second-rate mutants. Michael Fassbender saved that movie.
  • Timnimbus
    I think some kind of time travel plot would be pretty sick. Like have Bishop or cable prevent Xavier from getting asassinated. Maybe show a glimpse of theyre future with Apocolypse. But they will just make the same crap and have all same characters...heres hoping anyway. LOL




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