20th Century Fox have updated their release schedule, revealing not only what they have planned for many of their Marvel properties, but also the likes of the Taken franchise and possibly even Prometheus 2.
Despite widely denied rumours that they’ve dumped director Josh Trank, writer Simon Kinberg and the four actors set to play the team in The Fantastic Four, Fox clearly aren’t planning on letting the rights revert to Marvel Studios anytime soon as they’ve announced a release date of July 14th, 2017, for The Fantastic Four 2.
James Mangold’s untitled follow-up to The Wolverine will hit cinemas on March 3rd, 2017, while an “Untitled Fox/Marvel Film” has been scheduled for July 13th, 2018. There are many options as to what this one could be, but a sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse or perhaps X-Force are the prime candidates.
However, many fans believe that it could even be the X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover which has been hinted at recently by Simon Kinberg, the writer tasked with creating Fox’s own Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In related comic book movie news, Fox have also moved up Matthew Vaughn’s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ The Secret Service from March 6th, 2015 to October 24th, 2014.
An untitled Ridley Scott project has been dated for March 4th, 2016. Could this finally be the sequel to Prometheus? Taken 3 will now be released on January 9th, 2015, and Frankenstein -which stars Daniel Radcliffe – has been pushed back from January 16th, 2015 to a much later slot of October 2nd, 2015.