‘Seventh Son’ & ‘Warcraft’ Releases Pushed Back; ‘Mummy’ Reboot Announced for 2016

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Jeff Bridges in Seventh Son poster Seventh Son & Warcraft Releases Pushed Back; Mummy Reboot Announced for 2016

Movie release dates aren’t exactly like a bus schedule; they’re more like a perpetual game of musical chairs, in which movies both big and small frequently shuffle around to make room for one another and try to nab the good spots before the competition gets to them.

We were so very close to watching Seventh Son, the new fantasy adventure based on the novels by Joseph Delaney, which stars Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes. After first being scheduled for release in February 2013, Seventh Son was pushed back to October 2013, then delayed once more with a release date set for January 17th, 2014. A trailer for the film was recently unveiled and there were just a couple of months left to wait, but Seventh Son has skittered away once more, with the release now set for February 6th, 2015. That’s almost two full years after it was originally supposed to come out, but Seventh Son recently changed hands from Warner Bros. to Universal, which played a big part in the delay.

Seventh Son isn’t the only big fantasy movie from Universal that’s acting coy. Warcraft, the adaptation of the popular World of Warcraft gaming series, has been pushed back from its original release date of December 18th, 2015 to March 11th, 2016. While March isn’t as warm a box office spot as December, this is a very wise move, as otherwise Warcraft would have been directly competing with Star Wars Episode VII. Apparently, quite a few people are planning to see that one.

mummy movie reboot director Seventh Son & Warcraft Releases Pushed Back; Mummy Reboot Announced for 2016

Finally, and also on the subject of fantastical creatures, The Mummy is getting a reboot and it also has a release date now. Specifically, April 22nd, 2016. The film is being developed and produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek Into Darkness), with competing scripts being penned by both Billy Ray and Jon Spaihts. There’s no director officially attached to the project yet, but the last we heard, there was an offer on the table to director Andres Muschietti (Mama).

The next few years will not only test whether Marvel Studios’ stunning success can be sustained through Phase Two of the cinematic universe (it’s doing well so far), but will also see the return of older franchises in Jurassic World, Independence Day 2, Terminator 5, Batman vs. Superman, and – of course – Star Wars Episode VII. Hopefully there will still be enough room left in between the major players for films like Seventh Son, Warcraft and The Mummy to find an audience.

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Seventh Son will (hopefully) be out in theaters on February 6th, 2015.

Warcraft is scheduled for release on March 11th, 2016.

The Mummy will arrive on April 22nd, 2016.

Source: Universal Pictures

TAGS: the mummy, the seventh son, World of Warcraft

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  1. Ughhh…Seventh Son looks great. Not sure I get why the movie had to be pushed back an entire year because it transitioned to another studio company.

    • Jeff Bridges would be the only reason I would even watch that on Netflix. RIPD anyone?

  2. Why in the hell do we need a Mummy reboot? Seriously, ugh.

  3. I enjoyed the first two Mummy movies as just pure action adventure fun times but the third one sucked ass. If they can reboot it into an actual horror movie with less action and get the Mummy back to its roots, it could be good.

    • Good visual special effects in the action thriller Mummy movies, but the movies themselves just did not do it for me. Too old-fashioned I guess? I prefer the spirit of the old ones with Tom Tyler, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, jr., etc. I would like to see a reboot done in the spirit as a period piece of the old classic Universal Mummy movies. Modern reboots often disappoint, but I am more a classic “Creature Features” kind of guy. I will say that altho I did not think the leading man was the best choice, and i would have written parts of it differently, the remake of The Wolfman with Del Toro was at least a half-way honest attempt by Universal at a reboot/remake.

    • Agreed.. More horror less child friendly

  4. Wise move by Warcraft.

    • Not so wise… With everybody running from a 2015 release, 2016 will be equally crowded pretty soon and the advantage is lost.

  5. iMDB reports January 17th, 2014 as the slated release date and so does the movie poster while Wiki reports the 2015 date, I’m confused. Which one is correct ?

    • 2015. IMDb is just lagging behind a bit, and the new release date was only announced yesterday.

      • And what about the poster with 2014 date on it ? I guess they would have redo it, yeah ?

        • Time to break out the Tippex.

  6. The first and 2nd mummy movies was good but I hate the third movie. I hope this one is waaay better and more scary. :)

  7. Damn, why can’t the Star Wars movie be released in May. That way, I get both Star Wars and Warcraft in 2015. Not a WoW fan, but I’m intrigued in the world, so I want to watch the movie.

  8. I know this is unreasonable but I’d like to see mummies outside of the desert in an urban environment. Or find a way to make the desert more fantastical. World war M. Like buriAl crypts under the cities. Lol

  9. Seventh Son looks like garbage anyway. Season of the Witch, anyone?

  10. Those suckers at Disney shouldn’t have gone for the same day as Warcraft. Smart move for Legendary/Universal to move it, as I want it be a financial and critical success so that more sequels come out.

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