During their CinemaCon presentation, Universal announced some major release date shifts for some of their biggest futire films.
Firstly it was confirmed that Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated sequel, Pacific Rim 2, has been pushed back five months from April 2017, to 4th August 2017. This puts the film right in the middle of the summer holidays, which boasts a huge confidence from Universal that the sequel will be massive.
Next up is a delay of three months for Duncan Jones’ (Moon, Source Code) video game adaptation Warcraft. Universal will now release the film on 10th June 2016, a little later than the original March release date, which also pushes the film further away from the mighty Batman v Superman.
Again, Warcraft has been moved into a prime position, further enhancing the fact that this film is going to be something very special indeed.
Finally on the horror front, The Mummy, which will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, has been pushed back a rather lengthy nine months. Originally slated for June 2016, the film now arrives on 24th March 2017.
The Mummy is due to kick off Universal’s cinematic universe of their classic monsters, which will see a number of films featuring their famous monsters like The Wolfman and Frankenstein all interlink. The change of date for The Mummy means that the second film in the series, currently untitled, will move to 30th March 2018.