Next year, you’ll have nine superhero movies to choose from, and one of them will be “Gambit.” The Channing Tatum-starring picture now has an official release date slated for October 7, 2016. Fox is pitting the picture against Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night” and Universal‘s “Monster High,” making for a more crowded than usual early October weekend. And of course, the next question is whether or not “Gambit” will tie into “X-Men: Apocalypse” — both written by Josh Zetumer — and given the way every studio is chasing big cinematic universes, our guess is yes.
In other Fox release date news: “Macbeth” duo Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel will deliver “Assassin’s Creed” on December 21, 2016, and a few days later, Hugh Jackman will be “The Greatest Showman On Earth” on December 25, 2016. Meanwhile, some movie called “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates” takes the prime summer slot of July 29, 2016 even though it doesn’t have a cast yet. Looking ahead to 2017, “The Mountain Between Us” with Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike will open on February 10th. The next ‘Planet Of The Apes’ movie drops on July 14, 2017, while the inevitable “Fantastic Four 2” will hit on June 2, 2017.
Over at Universal they’ve announced the Melissa McCarthy vehicle “Michelle Darnell” for April 8, 2016. The story will follow a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. “Tammy” director and McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone will helm. “Clifford The Big Red Dog,” originally set for the “Michelle Darnell” date, has been pushed back.
Lastly, “Game Of Thrones” is headed to IMAX. HBO has announced that the hit series will have an exclusive one week run on IMAX starting on January 23rd this month, where the first two episodes from season four can be seen on the big screen, along with a season five trailer. Click here for tickets and theater info.