Fox Pushes Back 'Apes 3' to 2017, Dates 'Assassin's Creed' & More
by Ethan Anderton
January 5, 2015
It's seems like 20th Century Fox is perpetually going to mess with the dates for Assassin's Creed and the reboot of Fantastic Four (and its sequel). Last fall, the studio moved the first installment of the comic book adaptation to later in the summer on August 7th, 2015 after being set for a June 16th, 2015. And after dating Fantastic Four 2 for July 14th, 2017, they've actually decided to move the sequel up to June 2nd, 2017. But that's because the sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will arrive on the July date instead. And for those waiting for the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, keep reading.
Fox pulled Assassin's Creed from a 2015 release this year, and hadn't set an alternate premiere date just yet. But now the studio has given the film directed by Justin Kurzel, written by Exodus: Gods & Kings scribes Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, and starring Michael Fassbender, a debut on December 21st, 2016. And that same month will also see Fox releasing Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum musical The Greatest Show on Earth just in time for the holidays on Christmas Day 2016. With Assassin's Creed and The Greatest Show on Earth now set for December 2016, that probably means Avatar 2 will be pushed back as well. Stay tuned to see if Fox makes any other big changes to their future slate.