20th Century Fox has announced new release dates for two of their most highly anticipated films, Alita: Battle Angel and The Predator. We're going to have to wait a little longer for these films, but hopefully, it will be worth the wait.
The Robert Rodriguez-directed Alita: Battle Angel was originally supposed to be released on July 20, 2018, but it will now hit theaters on December 21, 2018. It will open up against Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Holmes & Watson. That's going to be a big movie weekend!
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
As for director Shane Black's The Predator, it's release date is being moved from August 3, 2018 to September 14, 2018.
The movie stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key & Peele), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us) and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner).
The film will follow a group of crazy shellshocked war veterans who end up hearing that a Predator ship has landed and they set out on a mission to take them down. You can read the full details of the story here.