Fox Sets 2017 Release Dates for 'Fantastic Four' & 'Wolverine' Sequels
Briefly: With the annual CinemaCon exhibition industry convention taking place next week, Hollywood is solidifying their upcoming release schedule with dates for their next five years of blockbusters. 20th Century Fox has set some big comic book movie release dates to top off everything else on their line-up in the next few years. Fox has scheduled The Wolverine sequel, which just announced that James Mangold would be returning to direct, for March 3rd, 2017 early in the year, along with The Fantastic Four 2 (sequel) set for July 14th, 2017. They're betting big on this, as we still have to see Josh Trank's new take on Fantastic Four in 2015 to begin with. As we still have three years to go, we expect plenty of updates on these projects.
In addition, Fox also as an unknown Marvel mystery project dated for July 18th, 2018. Maybe that's where Fox hopes to release the gestating X-Force movie? Or maybe they're scoping out a date for the potential crossover of X-Men and Fantastic Four. Or if we really want to think outside of the box, maybe they're finally going to commit to Deadpool. However, that's a prime summer release, and I doubt they have that much faith in a Deadpool movie. We'll let you know if we hear anything about this mystery Marvel movie.