‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ & More to Premiere on FX in 2015

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With some of the highest rated comedy series on cable – including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League – and acclaimed dramas Justified and Sons of Anarchy also on its schedule, FX has successfully drawn in a sizable and very diverse audience over the past few years. However, as the network prepares to launch its sister channel FXX later this year, it remains determined to attract new young viewers.

By moving It’s Always Sunny and The League over to FXX, FX will have a lot of airtime to fill. But one thing the channel won’t be lacking is blockbuster films, as it’s landed the TV broadcast premiere rights to many of this summer’s biggest hits.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX acquired Man of Steel, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Purge, This Is the End, Fast & Furious 6, The Internship and EpicĀ earlier this week. The additions – impressive in their own right – now join a stacked FX roster of 17 hit 2013 feature films, including Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Evil Dead and Identity Thief. The films will be officially entered into FX’s library sometime in 2015 and will premiere on the channel after that.

With 71% of this year’s highest-grossing movies heading into its vault, FX is primed and ready to out-duel its cable competitors – at least when it comes to major film content – for the next few years. When you factor in the network’s quality series and varied programming, its lineup will surely be tough to beat.

Man of Steel Review starring Henry Cavill Amy Adams Michael Shannon and Laurence Fishburne Man of Steel, Star Trek Into Darkness & More to Premiere on FX in 2015

Each and every one of the films FX has acquired has banked a sizable profit at the box office this year, but the biggest get of this new batch for the network is undoubtedly Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel.

Though critical reaction was mixed, general audiences came out in droves last weekend to see Henry Cavill don the red cape, propelling the film’s gross domestic haul to nearly $170 million after its first week in theaters. And considering the film has a strong approval rating from most who have seen it, it should play well as a repeat view on TV and as a new thrill for those who missed seeing it on the big screen.

We knew this year’s summer blockbusters would find their way onto the silver screen at some point, but we certainly didn’t expect FX to come out and snatch up nearly all of their TV broadcast premiere rights. As a distributor of fine television programs, we already held FX in high regard, but with some big movies coming on the horizon, the channel may become a one stop shop for TV and film lovers.


We’ll see what else the network has in store for us this year when it launches its sister channel FXX on September 2nd, 2013.

Source: THR

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  1. Wait… FX plans to show Evil Dead? What are they going to show? The first 15 minutes and the end credits?

    • “And now back to Showgirls…


      … on TBS.”


    • I don’t think they can even show the first 15 minutes, unless they show it at night. Who knows though by 2015 FX might be showing full blown nudity and graphic violence….

  2. I honestly don’t like watching ANY movie on TV Networks, even if i LOVE the film, because they edit out way too much for content, for time allowed to show it in,and not to mention 8 or 9 minutes of movie then 10- 12 min of commercials … repeat. No thank you.

    • i’m with ya there. seems like hbo or showtime would be getting those 1st.
      and what about netflix? they have shown all the avenger related films, except IM, and the avengers, yet. i wonder if they will get IM3?

      • HBO/Starz/Showtime will get them first, but will get them late 2013/early 2014. This is for broadcast television. FX just snatched up a lot of good franchises from the likes of TBS and TNT. Which I thought TNT would get MoS since they got Begins and The Dark Knight rights for broadcast television.

      • They’ll be on Netflix…..basically everything FX has winds up on Netflix.

      • As a college student with no DVR, it’s nice to flip on live TV and be able to watch some interesting movies, even if there are ads in between (I’m usually on the laptop, then). There’s definitely a market out there, and one that FX probably targets heavily.

      • Avengers is streaming on Netflix today for the first time.

        • Thanks for the heads-up on that.
          I was just going to put it in my queue but I’ve already started watching. :)

  3. People still watch movies on TV?

    • No, it’s just a myth.

    • I get rid of cable in the summer. It’s a rip off. I might not get it back this fall. I’m gonna go back to rabbit ears. And if I can get the major networks in hd for football I won’t be going back. Why pay so much when there’s mostly crap on.

  4. FX has been buying up movies that have done well in the box office for at least five years. It’s worked, so far.

  5. Yeah, if you have HBO or Cinemax, you’ll get “Man of Steel” next summer, and EPIX subscribers will get “Star Trek Into Darkness” about the same time.

    Of course, they’ll likely have the sides chopped off! So, best to go with disc, which of course will be available much sooner. :-)

  6. Yeah, FX has been buying up the rights to b/o successes for over five years. The ratings have been good overall.

  7. I still watch movies on T.V. from time to time….usually as a second viewing though. Thank god for a DVR though because I can just record them and watch them later to skip the commercials.

  8. FX has been doing this for years.

  9. This is not news.

  10. I feel like an outsider, I actually still watch movies tv…is there something wrong with that?

    • As long as its not the tnt version of die hard…. its so cut up it changes the whole film

  11. Fx has the movies.
    Man fx is doing well for itself
    sunny, wilfred, the league, archer and all these movies.

  12. FX may cut little bit of the film out for pacing time for their regular ongoing schedule. That’s one thing I always notice about movies on tv, no matter the rating, they cut little bit out for pacing time because of commercials. It’s why I don’t bother watching movies on channels like FX.

  13. FX isn’t as bad as some other networks with commercials (the worst is IFC IMO) so if it’s a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the summer I’ll watch.

  14. Meh, we have dedicated movie channels in the UK and these movies will premiere early 2014 on Sky Movies Premiere. Commercial free too.

    We’re getting Paranormal Activity 4 next week, Dark Shadows premiered last night and Lincoln and other big movies are available on Sky Box Office and Sky On Demand the day they release on DVD so…

    I imagine it’s a slow news day though to have this in the TV News section, unless it’s just an excuse for someone to talk about MOS or show a pic of Cavill on the site to grasp onto that flick a little longer.

  15. When would we see Avengers,Cap,Thor on TV,heck,even they are showing TDKR on HBO now :-(

  16. isn’t it a little to soon to start planning whats gonna be on FX in the future?

  17. FX is a great channel, I really enjoy it. Good for FX.