Fox Bumps Up 'Independence Day 2,' Pushes Back 'Hitman: Agent 47'

October 14, 2014

20th Century Fox

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.

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    Both of these could be a huge "meh" fest.
  • OfficialJab
    Couldn't they push each other off a cliff? Actually I might see ID2
  • Avi
    every Emmerich movie besides 10 000 be is fun to watch but I hope they use new actors to give it a new boost!
  • Chris Groves
    I hope Independence Day 2 keeps this release date, because it will be coming out on my birthday.
  • Bill
    The only thing I liked about Independence Day was the F/X. The campy story nearly made me barf. But then again, maybe it's a lot easier to write a computer virus to run on completely alien tech then I thought.
    • disqus_HZkhbeFufx
      Unless all human computer technology was taken from the technology they discovered on the ship meaning the virus would be compatible :)




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