After 20th Century Fox officially gave their highly-anticipated superhero adventure Deadpool a February 12, 2016 release date earlier today, the studio also made other changes to their release calendar, delaying The Fantastic Four reboot slightly while taking Assassin's Creed off the schedule entirely.
Director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four has shifted from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The superhero reboot is going up against Sony's children's book adaptation Goosebumps in its new date. Production recently wrapped on The Fantastic Four, which stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Inivisible Girl and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. No story details have been released, but we reported in July that the plot is not based on an existing story line from the Marvel comics.
The video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, which has Michael Fassbender attached to star, was originally set for release on August 7, 2015, but now the project has been pulled from the calendar completely. Insiders claim that the script has gone through a number of rewrites, while the studio is grappling with scheduling issues. We reported last month that Michael Fassbender is playing dual roles in two different time periods. In present day, the actor is playing death row inmate Michael Lynch, who becomes a pawn in a longstanding war between the Templars and the Assassins. In scenes set during the Spanish Inquisition, the actor is playing the assassin Aguilar de Agarorobo.
20th Century Fox has also shifted Paper Towns, an adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars author John Green's book, from July 31, 2015 to The Fantastic Four's vacated date of June 19, 2015. The project, which has Nat Wolff attached to star, will go up against Disney Pixar's Inside Out next June. The story follows Quentin (Nat Wolff), who discovers that the girl he has loved from afar isn't quite who he thinks she is.