Fox Sets Release Dates for ‘Fantastic Four 2,’ ‘Wolverine’ Sequel, and a Mystery Marvel Project

By March 21, 2014

It seems as if someone over at 20th Century Fox must have been getting mighty fed up with all the hullabaloo that inevitably accompanies any announcement by Disney that uses the word “secret Marvel project” and decided to just go ahead and announce their own. Take that, rivals!

The studio has now rolled out a big list of some major release dates for some of their most anticipated titles, and yes, there is a “mystery Marvel film” tucked in there.

First up, Fox has announced the release date to James Mangold’s sequel to The Wolverine. The untitled project (that may or may not star Hugh Jackman) will hit screens on March 3, 2017. Elsewhere, the studio has also announced another sequel – to their The Fantastic Four film, which hasn’t even been made yet. The first film will arrive on June 19, 2015, with its sequel following on July 14, 2017. Here’s hoping that first one is a hit.

The Wolverine

The studio’s own mystery Marvel feature will hit the big screen on July 18, 2018, though we still have no concrete idea of what the film will be (perhaps an X-Force feature? Or a new Deadpool film?). As of now, these Fox films have no pre-set competition on their claimed release dates, but that will surely change at some point.

Fox also rolled out a slew of other, more expected release dates with this announcements: Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service will hit on October 24 of this year, allowing the studio to move Ken Scott’s Business or Pleasure (which has reportedly chucked its original title and is still looking for a new one) into its old release date of March 6, 2015.

What do you think the secret Marvel feature could be?

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