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'Independence Day 2' Moves To 2016; Summer 2015 Shuffles As 'Fantastic Four,' 'Assassin's Creed' & More Get In The Mix

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 12, 2013 at 9:22PM

Better start saving your allowance, because the summer of 2015 is already looking like a clusterfuck. What's coming between the start of May and end of August that year? How about: "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Tomorrowland," "Jurassic World," "Inside Out," "Ted 2," "Terminator 5," "Independence Day 2," "Batman Vs. Superman" and "Ant-Man." That not enough for you? Get ready, because even more is being added to Hollywood's bloat of 2015 ...
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Update: Well, you can scratch one blockbuster out of the way for 2015—Variety reveals that "Independence Day 2" will now land on July 1, 2016, almost exactly 20 years since the first movie, which will certainly help things out on the marketing end (especially if Will Smith doesn't return).

Better start saving your allowance, because the summer of 2015 is already looking like a clusterfuck. What's coming between the start of May and end of August that year? How about: "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Tomorrowland," "Jurassic World," "Inside Out," "Ted 2," "Terminator 5," "Independence Day 2," "Batman Vs. Superman" and "Ant-Man." That not enough for you? Get ready, because even more is being added to Hollywood's bloat of 2015...

Some release dates have been shuffled around today and "Fantastic Four," originally slated for March 2015, will now drop on June 19, 2015. Fox has moved "Assassin's Creed" off that date and slated it for August 7, 2015, while Melissa McCarthy is throwing her comedy muscle into the mix with the spy spoof "Susan Cooper" arriving on May 22, 2015. Also coming into 2015? Matthew Vaughn's "The Secret Service," which has been shifted from late 2014 to March 6, 2015.

So what accounts for all this maneuvering? Perhaps the confirmation that Disney will now drop "Star Wars: Episode 7" on December 18, 2015 instead of during its traditional May frame has given Fox at least a bit more confidence to fill the gaps. But with two years to go, plenty of maneuvering is still likely left to happen. 

And lastly, an update about a movie coming much sooner: Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" will now go wide on January 31, 2014.

This article is related to: Fantastic Four, Assassin's Creed, Susan Cooper, Labor Day, Independence Day


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