Fox Shifts 'Fantastic Four' Reboot to Summer 2015, Dates Paul Feig's 'Susan Cooper'
20th Century Fox announced a slew of release dates for its upcoming films, including shifts for Fantastic Four, Secret Service and Assassin's Creed, along with a 2015 date for Paul Feig's next film with Melissa McCarthy.
The superhero ensemble reboot Fantastic Four has been pushed from March 6, 2015, to June 19, 2015, setting it up for a prime summer release. The production is currently in the casting process for most of the leads, with Michael B. Jordan said to be the only actor in consideration for Torch. Chronicle's Josh Trank is directing.
Disney's Inside Out is the only other wide release currently slated for release on June 19, 2015.
Feig's spy comedy Susan Cooper has been slated for Memorial Day weekend on May 22, 2015. The film's prime release date comes on the heels of the major success of Feig's other female-led comedies, Bridesmaids and The Heat.
McCarthy starred alongside Sandra Bullock in The Heat, which had a strong opening in June 2013, taking in $39.1 million in its first weekend. The action comedy has earned $229.7 million worldwide to date. Feig's 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, starring McCarthy with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, grossed $26 million in its opening weekend and has earned $288.4 million worldwide to date.
Feig wrote the script for Susan Cooper, which is said to follow a female James Bond-type character, and will produce through his Feigco Entertainment banner with Jessie Henderson.
Disney's mysterious pic Tomorrowland is currently also slated for Memorial Day weekend 2015.
Fox has pushed its other spy film, Secret Service, from Nov. 14, 2014, to March 6, 2015. The film, helmed by Matthew Vaughn, stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson. Based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, the project currently has the new date to itself.
Fox has also moved Assassin's Creed, based on the popular video game, from June 19, 2015, to Aug. 7, 2015. The action-adventure film currently has that late summer date to itself.