An untitled Marvel movie was dated for Nov. 2, 2018, putting it up against Disney’s live-action “Mulan” and an untitled Paramount release. Anther unspecified Marvel movie nabbed the date of Feb. 14, 2019.
Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel, “Alien: Covenant,” was pushed up several months, moving from Aug. 4 to May 19, 2017. Another sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” was moved off its previous date of June 16, 2017, back four months to Oct. 6, 2017. An untitled Marvel movie was also pulled from the Oct. 6 date.
In other news that set the rumor mill ablaze: Fox set a date for a movie from James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, planting its flag on Dec. 21, 2018. This is widely speculated to be Cameron’s highly anticipated, much-delayed sequel to 2009 mega-hit “Avatar.” The first “Avatar” opened on the same week in December.
Fox holds rights to a variety of Marvel properties, and the untitled films could be “Deadpool” sequels, as well as additions to the “X-Men” franchise. The studio also retains rights to “Fantastic Four,” and a Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum has still not started pre-production, suffering from several delays.
Other Marvel movies are on the release calendar for March 2, 2018 and June 29, 2018, both similarly unspecified.