Fox Pushes Back Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' & 'Assasin's Creed' Again
Late last fall, 20th Century Fox pushed back the release dates of both their reboot of Fantastic Four and the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed. Now it looks like those dates have been changed yet again. The Wrap reports Fox has pushed Fantastic Four from its June 16th, 2015 release to later in the summer on August 7th, 2015. That's not surprising considering the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy has been cleaning up the box office in the weeks since hitting theaters on August 1st, mostly because August and September are usually empty of big releases as the calm before the storm that is awards season begins.
So fans will have to wait a couple more months to see the Fantastic Four come together again. The production has been wrapped for a little while now, but the only glimpse we've seen of the film directed by Josh Trank is the cast together at the end of principal photography. Fox is having a real issue sticking with their release dates lately. Last fall they also delayed Kingsman: Secret Service until March, then they bumped it up to October of this year, only to push it back to February 2015 again. As for Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Justin Kurzel, there's no indication of when we'll see that come together. Oh well, at least Fox is getting Deadpool off the ground finally.
Never a sign of good faith.
DAVIDPD on Sep 18, 2014
I am really excited to see this new F4. Fox has been on the top of their game recently with Days of Future Past. F4 is going to surprise us I know that for sure.
Jordan Odinson on Sep 18, 2014
I was under the impression that while they had to enter production by X date(I think it was this September) that even once they entered production the film had to be released by a certain date for them to hold the rights...meaning that they couldn't just enter production, and then not release a film for another 2 years or something. I thought June 2015 was as far back as they could push it, but evidently not. Either way, the whole thing has me split. Josh Trank did an awesome job with Chronicle, his first film. Lucasfilm recruiting him for a Star Wars Spin-off also inspires a lot of confidence. But all of the other pieces of news I've heard about Fantastic Four just make me very doubtful about it. I'd LOVE for it to shock everyone and be great, and maybe open the door for Fox to do an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover down the road(they evidently aren't in the same universe, but any sci-fi concept can be used to send the FF into the 'reality' where the X-Men exist)
Chris Groves on Sep 19, 2014
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