As if we didn’t already have enough trouble scheduling our movie watching for the summer of 2015, now comes word that even more big blockbusters are entering the fray. Here are some recent release date changes and updates:
• Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, a two-parter, will be getting two release dates a week apart: Part 1 on March 7th, 2014, and Part 2 on March 14th, 2014. (This is in the UK at least.)
• Not enough quirky European auteur offerings for you on March 14th, 2014? How about adding Terry Gillam’s Zero Theorem to that date as well? What would that double feature be like? (Again, so far just in the UK)
• Vince Vaughn comedy Business Trip (only that title will change) has been set for an October 24th, 2014 release.
• Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s The Secret Service starring Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton has been delayed, moving from November 14th, 2014 to March 6th, 2015.
• A lighter take on the summer action trope, Paul Feig’s “female James Bond” spoof Susan Cooper with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham will be released on March 22nd, 2015.
• Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, which is currently casting from a crop of young actors, has been pushed back to June 19th, 2015. It had previously held the March 6th, 2015 date, but into the summer death match it goes.
• Moving out of the June 19th, 2015 date will be video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender. It will now drop on August 7th, 2015.
• Independence Day celebrations will have to wait a little while longer. Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel has been moved from July 3rd, 2015 to July 1st, 2016. Does this mean Will Smith is more or less likely to return?