/20th-century-fox-box-office-record/Earlier today, 20th Century Fox announced that they had broken the Worldwide box office record by grossing over $5.5 billion in 2014. Now, in response to that, they've decided to have a little fun with their release calendar, shifting a few dates while officially confirming one of their much anticipated superhero adventures.
That's right. X-Men spinoff Gambit is officially heading into production, and will be released on October 7, 2016. Channing Tatum will headline the movie as the popular cajun energy manipulator, with the mutant's standalone adventure arriving in theaters just five months after X-Men: Apocalypse debuts in May of that year. It has not been revealed at this time if Channing Tatum will be introduced as Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse. Gambit will actually be the third X-Men movie of 2016, as Deadpool will debut in February.
Gambit may have some competition in October of next year, as it is set to go against Monster High, based on the hugely popular Mattel toy line. It is also opening up against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck's non-superhero drama Live by Night.
Fox has also swapped around some of its bigger upcoming sequels. Originally set for release on July 29, 2016, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes follow-up Planet of the Apes 3 is now being moved almost an entire year to July 14, 2017, taking The Fantastic Four 2's old spot. It, in the meantime, is getting pushed up to June 2, 2017.
The highly anticipated video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, will arrive just in time for Christmas next year, as it is now set to open on December 21, 2016. It arrives in theaters just a few days after the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off on December 16. Other release dates announced by 20th Century Fox include The Greatest Showman on Earth starring Hugh Jackman, which will hit theaters just four days after Assassin's Creed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016. The comedy Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates from "Funny or Die" director Jake Szymanski is arriving July 29, 2016, and the aThe Mountain Between Us with Rosamund Pike and Charlie Hunnam arrives February 10, 2017.