Newswire: Fox announces release dates for Gambit, Assassin’s Creed, a bunch of other movies

In a world where Marvel schedules its films five years in advance, all studios must start planning ahead. To this end, Fox has laid claim to several 2016 and 2017 release dates, probably to help minimize the risk of losing any games of “blockbuster weekend chicken.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s announcement includes pushing back its scheduled 2016 Planet Of The Apes sequel a full year to July 14, 2017, so don’t even think about releasing a Transformers or 007 sequel that weekend. Also in 2017, Fantastic Four 2 (the sequel to this summer’s reboot) was moved up to June 2, 2017, to make room for Apes in July, with Channing Tatum’s X-Men spinoff Gambit slotted for October 7, 2017.

Meanwhile, now free of Apes, Fox is filling its July 29, 2016 date with the comedy Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (possibly because the …

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