Fox earmarks dates for Fantastic Four 2, Wolverine 2 & more

News Simon Brew 21 Mar 2014 - 05:57

Release dates for a mystery Marvel film, Taken 3, Wolverine 2, Fantastic Four 2 and a new Ridley Scott movie...

As the old saying goes, why make one comic book movie when you can make two? It certainly seems as though 20th Century Fox is going to keep its Marvel pipeline going for a good number of years yet (and thus hold onto the rights to the Marvel properties it has), as it's now apparently set down some release dates for three new films.

One of them we knew about: James Mangold's sequel to The Wolverine. The Wolverine 2 (or The Wolverine 3, if you're counting X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is set for release on March 3rd 2017. Hugh Jackman will almost certainly be back for that one.

Then, Fox appears to have already decided to press ahead with a sequel to its Fantastic Four reboot, which director Josh Trank is working on now. The first film isn't due out until next summer, but the sequel has already got a date: July 14th 2017, just over two years after the first opens.

Mysteriously, Fox has locked down July 13th 2018 for the release of a further unnamed Marvel movie. Given that Fox has the rights to just Fantastic Four and X-Men, we'd assume that it's a further spin-off or sequel to do with the latter. A July release date probably rules out something as edgy and risky as Deadpool. The previously-revealed X-Force film, that Jeff Wadlow is directing, might be a possibility.

Also, the studio has set down a release date for Taken 3 in the US (January 9th 2015) and for an untitled Ridley Scott project - might that be Prometheus 2? - on March 4th 2016.

As we find out more, we'll let you know...

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Well they have to keep pumping out those films, otherwise the rights revert to Disney / Marvel could the 2018 date be X-Men Apocalypse or has another date been announced for that.

I read that they're at least filming Apocalypse before Wolverine, so I would imagine that's how the releases would work as well - be surprised if they filmed Apocalypse first but released it second. Unless logistically that's easiest, since they've got all the X-Men cast assembled for DOFP

They haver enough properties to weave their own FMCU if they want; I wonder if they have the balls to do it.

PLEASE be Prometheus 2. The 1st one was so promising and I would REALLY like some effing answers.

2016 for that one. Singer announced it

2018 will no doubt be the crossover for FF and xmen. Because xforce is too awesome for them to keep their word.

Prometheus 2? Fassbender has a busy few years ahead of him...

you didn't get the special edition of the film with the 17 encyclopaedia booklet explaining what everything was supposed to be? Shame on you!

Announcing release dates and then making the movie...that's the logical way of doing things, right? This system is broken, people know that, yeah?

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