If you're a fan of science fiction, superheroes, video games, or all of the above, then you should be interested in Fox's latest release date reveals for 2016 and ’17. The studio has penciled in a debut date for the X-Men spin-off film, Gambit (with Channing Tatum set to star in the title role), as well as pushed back the release of the next Planet of the Apes movie by nearly one year, while at the same time slightly moving forward the premiere of The Fantastic Four 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox will release Gambit on October 7th, 2016. The film follows the titular bō-wielding card-thrower, who eventually becomes a member of the X-Men in the Marvel comic books and has the ability to harness kinetic energy. Channing Tatum is lined up to star in the film's titular role (Taylor Kitsch portrayed the character in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Joshua Zetumer penned the script.

Fox also moved the release of the untitled sequel to Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from July 29th, 2016, to July 14th, 2017. Initially scheduled to come out on July 14th, 2017, The Fantastic Four 2 will now see the silver screen beginning June 2nd of that same year. The Fantastic Four, meanwhile, hits theaters August 7th of this year.

Also included in Fox's release date shuffle is Assassin's Creed, the Michael Fassbender-starring adaptation of the popular video game, which is now set for a December 21st, 2016 debut, with Justin Kurzel looking to direct.

Source: THR
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