In the wake of news that 20th Century Fox had broken the global box-office record with its 2014 movie revenue, the studio announced new release dates for several of its upcoming films — including the delayed Assassin’s Creed movie and the Gambit solo movie featuring Channing Tatum as the popular X-Men character.
After being removed from the studio calendar back in September, Assassin’s Creed will now hit theaters December 21, 2016. The film is still set to star Michael Fassbender, who’s also producing the project, and will be directed by Fassbender’s director on Macbeth, Justin Kurzel. Assassin’s Creed was originally scheduled to hit theaters this summer, but was reportedly delayed due to scheduling issues with Fassbender and the need for script revisions.
The Gambit movie also received an official release date, with the X-Men spinoff now targeting a premiere on October 7, 2016. Tatum is attached to play the energy-manipulating Cajun thief, with production on the film expected to begin soon.
Fox also announced new release dates for the still-untitled sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 14, 2017) and a potential sequel to The Fantastic Four reboot (June 2, 2017).