Universal Studios announced release dates for some high-profile mainstream sequels, which prompted schedule shifts for several genre films including Warcraft, Pacific Rim 2, The Mummy and the Untitled Universal Monster Franchise Film (see “Spandex Monsters?”). Several other geek related films have been scheduled, which prompted a round of updates on ICv2’s Best In Shows index.

Universal announced dates for Fast and Furious 8, and the two planned Fifty Shades sequels, which caused the following shifts:

Other recent movie schedule announcements include a new animated Smurfs reboot (March 31, 2017), director Kelly Asbury reported on her blog.  Screen Gems has set Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for February 19, 2016, according to Variety.  Dav Pilkey’s illustrated children’s novel series Captain Underpants is being adapted by Dreamworks Animation, and the film is set to release on March 10, 2017, according to ComingSoon.