Universal Sets Release Dates for Warcraft, Seventh Son and The Mummy Reboot
Universal Pictures has made some changes to its upcoming release slate, just before the Thanksgiving holiday break. Following the news that Disney handed out a December 18, 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, Universal is moving Warcraft from that date to March 11, 2016. Director Duncan Jones' video game adaptation does not have any direct competition as of now in its new release date.
The studio has also pushed Seventh Son, which was brought over in its deal with Legendary Pictures, from a tentative 2014 release to February 6, 2015. The fantasy adaptation, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, is now going up against Screen Gems' comedy The Wedding Ringer. The move puts Universal in a unique position to debut movies on consecutive weekends, with Fifty Shades of Grey arriving on February 13, 2015.
Universal's Untitled Mummy Reboot was also given a April 22, 2016 release, where it is the only movie currently slated for release on that date. No cast members have been attached to the project yet, although Andres Muschietti (Mama) signed on to direct back in September.