The good news: 20th Century Fox's Assassin's Creed film is back on track for a theatrical release. The bad news: you're going to have to wait until the end of next year to see it. Fox said today that the film, based on Ubisoft's popular video games and starring Michael Fassbender, will arrive in theaters December 21st, 2016. The film was originally scheduled for August 7th this year, but was pushed back late last year.
Alongside the change, Fox dated its new X-Men spinoff Gambit — which is set for a release Oct. 7th, 2016 — while announcing that Channing Tatum will be playing card-shooting mutant Remy LeBeau. His character first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but was played by Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch.
How do you say October 7, 2016 in Cajun?— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) January 6, 2015
Fox also rejiggered its lineup for the Planet of the Apes and Fantastic Four sequels slated for summer 2017. The new unnamed Apes film will debut July 14th, 2017 (instead of July 29th), and Fantastic Four 2 will come a tad earlier on June 2nd, 2017 instead of July 14th.