Fox Bumps Up 'Independence Day 2,' Pushes Back 'Hitman: Agent 47'
by Ethan Anderton
October 14, 2014
After being pushed back from a release next summer, 20th Century Fox settled on releasing Independence Day 2 on July 1st, 2016. But again, the studio has decided to change the release date. Fortunately, instead of pushing back the film, Fox has bumped it up a week to hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. That means it will arrive the same weekend as Universal Pictures' reboot of The Mummy, and it will get an extra week in theaters before a Marvel film arrives on July 8th (it's likely Doctor Strange). We're still no sure who's starring in Independence Day 2, or when it will start production, but we're keeping our ear to the ground.
In addition, Fox has decided to push back the forthcoming action thriller video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47. The film starring Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto was slated to arrive on February 27th next year, but it has been pushed back a whopping six months to August 28th, 2015. It's not clear why the film is being pushed back, but that long of a delay is worrisome, especially since it's in the post-summer dumping ground and not really a much better release date. The film is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (The A-Team) and Michael Finch (Predators). Stay tuned for anymore updates.