‘Pacific Rim 2,’ ‘Warcraft,’ ‘The Mummy’ and More Get New Release Dates
If you thought we were done with release date news for the day, you were wrong. Universal has revealed even more information from CinemaCon, including a few date changes for those keeping tabs on some of their major upcoming films. In addition to previously announced dates for the Fifty Shades sequels and Fast and Furious 8, the studio has also revealed dates for Pacific Rim 2, Warcraft and a couple of films from their revamped monsters franchise.
Okay, here we go! Guillermo del Toro put in an appearance at CinemaCon to deliver a new trailer for Crimson Peak, but he also gave an important update on Pacific Rim 2, which has been pushed back from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017 — those are two big bookend months for films, and the delay honestly isn’t all that surprising, considering how busy del Toro keeps himself these days.
Next up is Legendary’s Warcraft film from director Duncan Jones, which has also been pushed back from its original release date. The film has now been moved from March 11, 2016 to June 10, 2016, putting it right in the middle of the summer season.
And finally, an update on Universal’s classic monster reboots: The Mummy has been pushed back nine months from June 24, 2016 to March 24, 2017. That’s a pretty big move, but the studio really needs to get their new franchise right, as they’ve invested quite a bit in the concept of an expanded monsters universe. The studio’s next, currently-untitled monster franchise film, has also been pushed back to accommodate The Mummy’s new release date — that film was set to arrive on April 21, 2017, and will now hit theaters on March 30, 2018.