The final movie roster for Summer 2015 continues to change on a weekly basis, yet there’s no doubt that the season is going to be pretty insane; especially, if you’re a movie buff who turns out to see every major cinematic event. And so far, the list of movies arriving during the hottest days of 2015 include Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, Terminator 5 and Jurassic World, among others.
Just last week, Disney added director Brad Bird’s (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) anticipated sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland to the Summer 2015 lineup – after confirming that Star Wars: Episode VII won’t launch until December of that year – and now, Fox has scheduled two additional heavy-hitters for the season, in the forms of the Fantastic Four movie franchise reboot and the Melissa McCarthy spy comedy, Susan Cooper.
Fox has pushed the new Fantastic Four movie back from March 6th to June 19th, 2015, where it will face-off against Disney/Pixar’s new original project, Inside Out (a film set inside the mind of a young girl). This announcement doesn’t come as a huge shock, given that Chronicle director Josh Trank’s superhero blockbuster always seemed more befitting of a Summer release date.
Not to mention, it was less than six weeks ago that reports emerged about Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) having been recruited to do some revisions on the F4 script. Combine that with the ongoing casting process – with rising star Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) being the only potential cast member rumored to have struck a deal already – and it stands to reason that Trank could use the additional three months of development time, in order to get Marvel’s famous super-powered family unit “right” on the big screen.
Assassin’s Creed was originally slated for the June 19th slot now occupied by F4, which is why Fox has moved the Michael Fassbender-starring video game movie adaptation back to August 7th, 2015 (one week after Marvel Studios will release Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man in theaters).
Likewise, Fox has bumped back The Secret Service – the new Mark Millar espionage comic book adaptation from Kick-Ass writer/director Matthew Vaughn and screenwriter Jane Goldman – back from November 14th, 2014 (a week after Christopher Nolan’s space-travel adventure Interstellar opens in theaters), in order to fill the March 6th, 2015 spot left open by the F4 reboot.
Lastly, fellow spy flick Susan Cooper is now set for a theatrical bow on May 22nd, 2015 (the same day as Tomorrowland). Star McCarthy and director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) are fresh off their second critical/financial success with this year’s summer action-comedy offering, The Heat ($230 million worldwide on a $43 million budget). Will Susan Cooper complete the hat trick for the duo, possibly with assistance from potential costar Jason Statham? Chances are good that the answer will be yes.
Which of these Fox releases are you most excited to see? What movies in general are on your must-see list for 2015?
The Secret Service opens in theaters on March 6th, 2015.
Susan Cooper hits theaters on May 22nd, 2015.
Fantastic Four bows in theaters on June 19th, 2015.
Assassin’s Creed will be released in theaters on August 7th, 2015.
Source: Box Office Mojo