Fox is looking to bet it all on the next two summers. They’ve gone ahead and announced what they have planned for 2013 and 2014 and it’s kind of exciting.
Coming first in 2013 is a 3D re-release of Independence Day (on July 3rd), starring Will Smith. I still don’t understand why everyone likes this film so much, but I’m willing to give it another go in 3D, despite the 2D Blu-ray sitting on my shelf behind me.
Moving on into more exciting news is what Fox has planned for 2014.
First up is Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse, which has been moved up to April 25th, 2014. I can’t comment on this one other than saying that title is HORRENDOUS.
On deck is the Rise of the Planet Apes sequel, which is now titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The surprise-hit sequel to one of last summer’s best will land in theaters on Memorial Day weekend, with Scott Z. Burns writing the script and Andy Serkis most-likely coming back as Caesar.
Following that up is the X-Men: First Class sequel, which will be directed by Matthew Vaughn and released on July 18th, 2014.
All of this is pretty exciting considering both Apes and First Class were surprise summer hits that no one was expecting to be any good. Both films ended up being spectacular in their respective fields and I can’t wait to see what the studio plans to do with them next.
I am kind of worried that Fox might somehow find a way to mess up both projects from within, whether it be trying to have too much creative control or poor marketing, but I’m also hoping that Fox has learned a lesson or two on how to make quality films.
Are you excited for any of the films mentioned above?