Universal Sets Release Dates for 'Warcraft', 'Seventh Son' and 'The Mummy' Reboot

'Warcraft' is pushed into 2016 away from 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. Plus, the studio hands out dates for 'The Boy Next Door' and Michael Mann's 'Cyber' thriller.

Universal pushes Seventh Son into 2015
Universal pushes Seventh Son into 2015
Universal Pictures has made some changes to its upcoming release slate, just before the Thanksgiving holiday break. Following the news that Disney handed out a December 18, 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, Universal is moving Warcraft from that date to March 11, 2016. Director Duncan Jones' video game adaptation does not have any direct competition as of now in its new release date.

The studio has also pushed Seventh Son, which was brought over in its deal with Legendary Pictures, from a tentative 2014 release to February 6, 2015. The fantasy adaptation, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, is now going up against Screen Gems' comedy The Wedding Ringer. The move puts Universal in a unique position to debut movies on consecutive weekends, with Fifty Shades of Grey arriving on February 13, 2015.

Universal's Untitled Mummy Reboot was also given a April 22, 2016 release, where it is the only movie currently slated for release on that date. No cast members have been attached to the project yet, although Andres Muschietti (Mama) signed on to direct back in September.

The Boy Next Door (January 23, 2015) and Cyber (January 16, 2015) were also given new release dates by the studio.

Warcraft comes to theaters March 11th, 2016 and stars Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Paula Patton, Clancy Brown, Daniel Cudmore, Ben Schnetzer. The film is directed by Duncan Jones.

Seventh Son comes to theaters February 6th, 2015 and stars Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Williams, Kit Harington, Ben Barnes, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander, Djimon Hounsou. The film is directed by Sergey Bodrov.

Untitled Mummy Reboot comes to theaters June 24th, 2016. The film is directed by Alex Kurtzman.



Sources: Box Office Mojo

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  1. K.Guy

    what D: Seventh Son is too far

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  2. Sean

    @bellandedward1 It will be interesting to see who they will cast to star in the Mummy reboot.

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  3. Bellandedward1

    @themoviefanatic - the mummy reboot should be good since it will be more darker then the original ones and takes place in modern time , however this will have nothing to do with the bredon Frasier ones even through he recently comment on the fact that their is no need for a reboot instead do a mummy 4 but anyway it will be worth seeing

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  4. Bellandedward1

    really pissed that Seventh Son has been push back until 2016, why would they push it back 2 years make no sense if it was 2015 then I would be okay with it , why cant studio decided on a official release date then end up change the date multiple time, just set a date a stick to it.

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  5. Writer220

    I'm interested in seeing all of them, I just hope 7th Son is good and The Mummy re-reboot.

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  6. ed_wood

    Yeah I'm interested in The Mummy, but I really want to see the Seventh Son.

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  7. Sean

    I hope that Mummy reboot will be good. But, yet at the same time I have doubts about that it will be good.

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