When does the fifth installment come out? July 15, 2016…
Makes sense, since Ice Age movies are now July releases. It's been that way since the third one, which raked in the most money out of the four. But wait a minute!
Blue Sky was supposed to have Anubis - a co-production with Fox Animation Studios based on Bruce Zick's ancient Egyptian-themed The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights - ready for summer 2016… Well, it's been moved to March 23, 2018. That was one of the dates Fox secured for a future animated release... Remember? Fox unveiled that massive animation slate where each release was simply called "Untitled Fox/DWA/Blue Sky" back in May? One of the dates on that big ol' slate was 3/23/2018.
Now that slot has been filled! Which slot will be filled next?
Anubis' will also be the first Blue Sky film to be a March release since 2008's Horton Hears a Who!
What do you think of this recent rescheduling? I for one am a bit disappointed, but hey… It's freakin' Ice Age, the last one grossed over $800 million at the worldwide box office much like its predecessor. These films really smash the overseas box office, make no mistake. Of course Blue Sky was going to make another one, and soon… I just wish we didn't have to wait so long for Anubis. Out of all the films on Blue Sky's upcoming slate, that one intrigued me the most. Rio 2 looks like the usual, I'm very much on the fence with Peanuts and 2017's Ferdinand could go either way.
Anyways, what's your take on all this? Sound off below!