New Release Dates: ‘Independence Day 2′, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘X-Men’ and More

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20th Century Fox has dropped a major bombshell today, by announcing an official release date for Roland Emmerich’s longtime-rumored sequel to his 1996 sci-fi alien invasion blockbuster, Independence Day 2.

The project – which Emmerich has been planning as a two-part followup titled ID Forever – could bring back stars Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. However, Will Smith is less of a certainty, given his previous comment made about not wanting to turn into “the sequel guy.” (Maybe weaker box office returns for After Earth will help change his mind?) Similarly, there’s a fair amount of doubt surrounding the idea that the Independence Day sequel will – without question – be successful enough to kickoff a new series of films.

Regardless, Independence Day 2 – which seems to be the official title for now – is scheduled to reach theaters on July 3rd, 2015.

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Meanwhile, Fox has played musical chairs with the release dates for a few other big genre blockbusters arriving over the next two years:

  • Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, has been pushed back from May 22nd, 2015 to June 19th, 2015.
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the followup to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has moved from May 23rd, 2014 to July 18th, 2014.
  • Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past has swapped dates with the next Planet of the Apes installment, by moving up from July 18th to May 23rd, 2014.

In addition, the studio has claimed July 31st, 2015 for Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, which is based upon Ransom Riggs’ novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (featuring many a spooky antique photograph collected by the author). Screenwriter Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black) is working on the adapted script, and last we heard Tim Burton was circling the project as director. No word yet if that remains the case.

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Lastly, to complete this batch of release date updates:

  • Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills has been pushed back from September 13th to October 4th, 2013. That’s a much small delay than that announced earlier this week for Rodriguez’ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is now arriving in Summer 2014.
  • Homefront, starring Jason Statham and based on Sylvester Stallone’s adapted script, has moved from October 4th to November 27th, 2013.
  • Stretch, the new action-comedy written and directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey), is now slated to open in theaters on March 21st, 2014.


Which of the above-mentioned films is your personal most-anticipated? Is 2015 on-course to become the craziest year for blockbuster sequels ever, between Independence Day 2, The Avengers 2, Star Wars: Episode VII, etc.? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comments section!

Source: 20th Century Fox, Universal, Open Road Films

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  1. I’ll watch Apes and X-Men, maybe Assassin’s Creed.

    • Yeah, I’ll probably check out Apes….I dunno about Independence Day…Wasn’t a big fan of the first one. I’m contemplating not seeing X-Men in theaters because I’d like for it to bomb so bad that Fox can’t put together another one and Marvel gets them back. The Wolverine does look pretty good, but again I want to see Marvel do an X Men film. If they ever did revert back to Marvel I’d like to see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine but I doubt that’d happen.

      • If you wanna see X-Men, see it. I remember when First Class was in production, and there was some noise about a boycott. Look how that turned out for Fox. Compared to general audience, the passionate fan base who argue about Fox vs Marvel Studios is quite small. I don’t think Fox will miss your money. Wait for the trailer, it still be may worth seeing. X-Men isn’t returning to Marvel any time soon.

        • Oh they’ll miss my money alright. I plan on seeing as many movies as possible, as many times as possible, with as many people as possible that’s released on the same date/weekend as that FoX-men movie. Screw just boycotting. I’ll be giving all the competition my money. I may even just buy a bunch of tickets to other movies and give them away to people wanting to go see that hack’s film. Hopefully that trend will catch on and will be enough to suck some life out of that leech.

      • Yep, your one ticket sale will absolutely make the difference.

        • And if everybody thought that exactly?

          • they won’t.

            • +1

              • +2.

                Days of future past will be seen by much more viewers than the previous movies. This is X-Men first Movie Crossover, with the two casts combined, so its an event in itself.

                I dont know how will be its final boxoffice, but Im sure it will surpass 700m, at the very least.

                Lets not forget that its the first team movie of the franchise to be released on 3D, and we’ll have the long awaited sentinels, so all of this will have a pretty big impact.

      • I don’t get people, even if it reverts back that just means that Marvel will then drop the idea of using other smaller Avengers characters in favor of building an X-Men franchise. They do not have the time or resources to do both.

        • Nah, after Avengers 3 the whole Avengers deal will have run its course on film…they would then have to use different characters and tell different stories. It would make sense to do X-Men then…if they had the characters. You’re right about just seeing it though..I’ll probably see the new X-Men just because I like them. I just wish Marvel had the rights to them.

  2. Hopefully the Assassin’s Creed movie will bring back life to the games.

    • Hopefully they do it well so that the old stigma that video games don’t transfer to the big screen will be broken as well. To date, there are very few games turned movie that are any good, but that doesn’t mean that done by the right people they couldn’t be. If Assassins Creed turns out good I believe it would be a step in the right direction to finally getting a Halo movie.

      • Patrice Désilets left after 3rd game and was fired again earlier this year, so unlikely see it return to former glory now it’s a near yearly cash cow with AC6 coming out early next year.

        • How can AC6 come out next year when we haven’t got AC4 yet? I think you meant ‘AC5′ is coming out next year and then AC6 in 2015.

  3. Apes, Independence Day and X-Men for me. Haven’t necessarily been waiting for an Independence Day sequel but if the story continues, I see no reason why not to follow it. While I wish X-Men was directed by Matthew Vaughn instead, him writing it is enough for me. First Class brought me back into the X-Men franchise.

    • without will smith what is the point. He is the best part of that movie

      • Vivica fox’s pole dance is the best part of that movie.

  4. eerrrrrrrr? sequel guy? how about box office flop with your son, now needs to get abit of Credibility back.independence day 2 sounds good now don’t it?
    while im ranting, world war zed not zee and watching a trailer they said it would be out july three, surely july third not three? am I the only one who has bought this up? please im all for make believe superhereo stuff, but zee over zed? sorry I find that hard to believe

    • *hero* not hereo!

    • *brought* not bought… unless you intentionally did that

    • *brought* not bought… unless you intentionally did that…

  5. Now that the Memorial Day weekend is available hopefully Star Wars Ep. 7 opens at that time since many of the previous ones opened around Memorial Day

  6. I’m up for Assassin`s Creed

  7. There are some movies that should not get sequels, Independence Day is one of them.

    • X-men is another that shouldn’t get sequels, but that’s not stopping Fox from churning that crap out.

      • yeah, X-Men universe only had 10 issues back in the 60s, its not like a studio could make 10 or more sequels out of it.

        what were they thinking doing another movie after X1!

  8. I’ll be waiting for the trailers before deciding anything. Though I’m sure Independence Day 2 is not a movie I’d need to see in the theater firsthand.

  9. No Xmen for me. ID2, maybe. I’ll wait on the trailers for most of the other flicks.

  10. Will Smith doesn’t want to be “the sequel guy”? He did an MIB trilogy. This would be better for him, especially doing ‘After Earth’. Now he’s “the guy that will work with Shamalama-ding-dong”.

    • And don’t forget about Will doing Bad Boys 1 and 2 and will probably be back for Bad Boys 3, so I’d say he’s a sequel guy. ID2 won’t be very good without him. Of course, I think he’s lost the charm and humor that he had throughout the 90s. His stuff just isn’t all that great these days.

      I’ll be looking forward to Assassin’s Creed and X-Men films as well.

      • They even have a tentative year listing for Bad Boys 3 on IMDB with him attached to it, so yeah…I’m wondering how exactly he’s not the sequel guy…

        I will see Apes, hopefully James Franco will be back for it. I’ll also see Assassin’s Creed, provided they’ve kept Uwe Boll the hell away from the project. And Undecided on the new X-Men film. I will not be seeing the new Independence Day, that film had absolutely no need for a sequel what so ever.

        • Don’t count on Franco coming back, I can’t remember exactly but he said that he hadn’t been approached and filming has already begun. Something like that, I dunno. Regardless, just don’t get your hopes up about him coming back for DOTPOTA

  11. Assassins Creed hands down…..but I have one question…..why in the hell is Fox making this movie?,I thought Ubisoft was going to make their own movies

    • Fox is only distributing Assassin’s Creed, similar to how Disney distributes (but doesn’t make) Pixar’s films.

  12. Apes, X-Men and Independence Day 2 for me. I really hope that Independence Day will be good. I hold high hopes for the Apes sequel/prequel too, I really liked Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis kind of breathed new life into it, as well as James Franco, that guy’s a great actor. For anybody interested in ROTPOTA, please check out our review page;
    Please come and like our page, we have a few reviews up at the moment an we’re currently doing a retrospective look at Superman in anticipation of the upcoming Man of Steel (here in New Zealand we don’t see it until 27th June!) Screen Rant guys, you’re awesome, love your site. Thank you people

  13. Sin city 2! I can’t believe I have to wait till next year now!!

  14. independence day 2 could be really great if the original cast is brought back, if will smith wont do it you coud easily replace him with a denzel Washington or martin Lawrence or eddie murphy and have them portray smiths character from the first movie

  15. Mark your calendars: 2015 – the year the film industry “implodes”…

    • Yeah, that’s probably going to happen. There are way too many big blockbuster movies coming out that year, most of them are billion dollar movies. I don’t know why so many movie studios want to release all their movies in that same year, all within a couple months of each other. Hopefully it doesn’t fail.

    • It’s a massive distraction during the year. That’s what it is.

  16. will smith has not made a good movie since I am legend,he should do this one

    • Seven Pounds was pretty good.

  17. Employment permitting I want to see X-Men: Days of Future Past, Machete Kills, The Avengers II and The Avengers III, Thor: The Dark World and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again

  18. and of course Captain America: The Winter Soldier