Fox has announced release dates for a number of highly anticipated films premiering between 2015 and 2017, including Assassin’s Creed, which according to the studio will be released on Dec. 21, 2016. The big screen video game adaptation starring Michael Fassbender will compete with Star Wars: Episode VII.
There will also be stiff competition at the box office for the X-Men spin-off Gambit, which stars Channing Tatum in the title role. This film, debuting Oct. 7, 2016, will go head-to-head with Monster High and Ben Affleck’s Live By Night.
Bad news for Planet of the Apes fans. The untitled third installment of the popular franchise has been pushed back to July 14, 2017. Another high-profile sequel, Fantastic Four 2, is being moved up from July 14, 2017 to June 2, 2017.
Musical drama The Greatest Showman on Earth, starring Hugh Jackman as legendary Barnum & Bailey circus founder P.T. Barnum, is set to hit theaters Dec. 25, 2016. Based on the fact that it is being released during the fiercely competitive holiday season, the studio appears to have lots of faith in this biopic, written by Twilight franchise writer Bill Condon.
The farcical comedy Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates will open July 29, 2016. As the title suggests, this movie, directed by former SNL director Jake Szymanski, centers on two brothers who post an ad online for wedding dates.
The drama The Mountain Between Us, starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), will be released Feb. 10, 2017.