It’s been a busy weekend over at 20th Century Fox with a wave of announcements regarding their upcoming slate for the next couple of years. Earlier, the studio announced the release dates for its
Biggest of all is the news that the next four (!) Avatar sequels have been given new dates over the next few years, with James Cameron himself announcing the dates, saying:
“Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024, and December 19, 2025!”
In other moves, the studio has changed the release date for the upcoming sequel Kingman: The Golden Circle (who’s first trailer is due today) which has jumped forward a week to September 22nd this year. A similar jump has been given to Kenneth Branagh’s remake of the Murder on the Orient Express, which stars an array of A-list talent including Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfieffer and Branagh himself as Poirot. The film now is set for release on November 10th later this autumn.
The new sequel in the Predator franchise, The Predator, has been moved from its original release next February to a prime summer spot on August 3rd. Shane Black (who starred int he original film) writes and directs the new version which features Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn and Jacob Tremblay.
Steven Spielberg’s latest, The Post (though that title isn’t confirmed) is getting a big awards season push with a December 22nd release in limited venues, with an expansion on January 12th, 2018. Academy Award Winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star.
The long-delayed third entry in the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure, has been pushed back to February 9th, 2018 while Jennifer Lawrence’s thriller Red Sparrow, in which she re-teams with The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, has been bumped back to March 2nd, 2018.
Finally, at tail-end of 2018, will see the release of Steve McQueen’s new film Widows, which features Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, and Liam Neeson, on November 16th, 2018; while Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, is set for Christmas Day that year. Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) directs Mr. Robot star Rami Malek in the lead role.