Fox has been busy shuffling its upcoming slate of 2015 films around today. The handful of big-budget films include Independence Day 2, Assassin's Creed, The Fantastic Four reboot and the movie adaptation of Mark Millar's The Secret Service.
First up, the two biggest movies – Independence Day 2 and The Fantastic Four. ID2 has been kicked completely out of 2015 and relocated to a July 1, 2016 release while The Fantastic Four has been shuffled from its March 6, 2015 release date into the summer fray with a new June 19, 2015 release.
Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed has been bumped back a couple months and will now arrive in theaters on August 7, 2015.
The adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book series The Secret Service has been bumped from November 2014 to its new date of March 6, 2015.
Fox also slated two other films with release dates – an untitled Vince Vaughn movie that will arrive in theaters October 24, 2014 and Paul Feig's comedy Susan Cooper starring Melissa McCarthy, which will bow May 22, 2015.
Delays in development are likely the reason behind the rescheduling of these films as each has had their own issues with casting, story development and so on.
The biggest surprise here is Fox moving Fantastic Four into the summer fray where it will be sandwiched between Jurassic World (June 12) and Ted 2 (June 26) on the release calendar. The move shows a tremendous amount of faith and belief that the superhero reboot can contend with a couple of Universal's established properties.