Fox ‘X’ vexed by WB moves

Petersen's 'Poseidon' to compete with mutant 'Men' in May

First they got the director, now they’re going after the date.

Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead.

Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though it’s yet to announce a helmer to replace Singer, and is sticking with its release date: May 5, 2006.

Last week though, in addition to announcing plans to unspool “Superman” over Independence Day next year, Warners also set the release for Wolfgang Petersen‘s next tentpole, “The Poseidon Adventure.”

The date? May 5, 2006.

More Film

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

  • Matt Damon Boston Marathon documentary

    Matt Damon-Christian Bale's Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

  • Shia LaBeouf Toronto Film Festival

    Film News Roundup: Shia LaBeouf to Star in David Ayer's Thriller 'Tax Collector'

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

  • Benicio Del Toro Sicario 2

    'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

  • Silk movie

    Spider-Man's 'Silk,' a Korean-American Superhero, Gets Her Own Movie

    First they got the director, now they’re going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful “X-Men” pics at Fox and in negotiations to direct a third, to helm its long-gestating comicbook project “Superman” instead. Fox is still committed to making “X-Men 3,” though […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content