22 March 2014

Fox Releases Dates For FANTASTIC FOUR 2, WOLVERINE Sequel & Mystery Marvel Film

While everyone seems to be still debating about Captain America 3 and Zack Snyder's untitled Batman/Superman film occupying the same release date, 20th Century went ahead and announced release dates for their future slate of films.

According to BoxOffice.com, Fox has scheduled  an untitled solo Wolverine film for March 3, 2017. This will be James Mangold's follow up to The Wolverine that he tweeted, "I'm shooting the next Wolverine after X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27, 2016)." Hugh Jackman is anticipated to reprise his role.

While Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, which will star Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman), Miles Teller as Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing), does not hit theaters till June 19, 2015, Fox already is planning the film's sequel. They will release Fantastic Four 2 on July 14, 2017.

Fox announced that an untitled Fox/Marvel film will be released on July 13, 2018. Yup, a mystery film. What might it be? Might it be a Deadpool film. Most likely not. A July release date is prime real estate and requires a safer bet than an R-rated Deadpool. It's more probable the likely crossover film involving the X-Men and Fantastic Four. An opportunity for 20th Century Fox to mix and expand their cinematic comic book universe, similar to Marvel Studios. Remember, imitation is that the sincerest form of flattery.


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