Following the news that Alien: Covenant will be hitting theaters in May 2017 instead of August, 20th Century Fox has updated their release schedule with new dates added and an old one pushed back.
To begin, the studio has reserved two release dates, November 2nd, 2018 and February 14th, 2019, for Marvel movies. As a reminder, these movies do not take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and are most likely to be occupied with at least one X-Men film, although who knows, Fox could even dip back into the Fantastic Four universe, for the first time since their 2015 disaster, for a sequel or tackle an entirely new property.
Next up, Fox may have also finally given Avatar 2 an official release date, as December 21, 2018 is set for an untitled Lightstorm production. While Lightstorm may not immediately ring any bells, the reason many believe the date belongs to Avatar 2 is because James Cameron, director of Avatar and all of its upcoming sequels, founded the production company; additionally, at CinemaCon this year, he announced the movie would ideally be coming out around Christmas 2018. If audiences are getting a sequel to the highest grossing movie ever made (worldwide) on that day, which they likely will, that means the film will go up against Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie.
Lastly, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, will be arriving on October 6, 2017 instead of June 16, 2017 and is now set to compete against My Little Pony and Blade Runner 2049. October 6th was originally believed to be the release date for Gambit before the project was put on hold.