20th Century Fox just got out their big black sharpie and updated their Staples calendar on their President’s desk. They’ve looked at the release schedule, moved around some movies and made some decisions.
The first one, and perhaps the most interesting, is that they’ve dated Independence Day 2. Roland Emmerich, who has White House Down coming out fairly soon, is going to be back to direct some kind of follow up to his classic destruction movie.
Now I really enjoyed Independence Day back in the day. Like, I loved it. I bought all the toys. The alien toys mostly because I loved their design. But I bought all the toys and imagine that that is what Fox is going for here. They’re going to bring back Will Smith, I think, and make him go to war with aliens or something.
I must admit, seeing another Independence Day 2 kinda interests me – but it also feels totally unnecessary. Where could they go? Do the aliens return? Is it the aliens’ Independence Day and we have to help them with their shit?
That movie will be coming out July 3, 2015. What else did you expect?
Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed gets a little more real with a release date of June 19, 2015, which is a 2-month delay but whatever. I have a sinking feeling this movie is just going to disappear and we’ll never hear from it again, but moving the release date back must mean it’s still happening.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, which I’ve lost all interest in because it feels like the Superman Returns of X-Men movies, is now coming May 23, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which should be fantastic, will be coming two months later on July 18, 2014.
Not a bad two years of tentpole for Fox, by the way. Fassbender is amazing and seeing him kick ass will be a treat. Independence Day 2… well… whatever, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is getting two more months to get things right, so that’s good. Days of Future Past is too, but meh. [ComingSoon]