Fox has moved the opening of James Cameron's "Alita: Battle Angel" back five months from July 20 to December 21. The new date puts it in competition with DC Film's Aquaman, the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and Holmes and Watson.
Shane Black's The Predator rebooth has been pushed back a relatively mild six weeks, moving from August 3 to September 14. The other major films releasing that week are Alpha, The Darkest Minds, and Fighting With My Family.More news: Plateau Imposes Curfew On Communities Where 25 People Got Killed
The Alita: Battle Angel trailer debuted in December 2017, and folks reacted with both confusion and trepidation.
James Cameron is on board as producer, with the movie based on the Manga by Yukito Kishiro, with the screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Robert Rodriguez.More news: Featured Stock Overview: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD)
Set several centuries in the future, Alita (Rosa Salazar) is a cyborg found abandoned in the scrapyard of Iron City by Dr Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz). A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. In order to protect the loved ones from her new life, she must unlock the secrets of her old life. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. The film sees Predators invading a suburban city and meeting resistance from a group of war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
The Predator cast includes 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). Filming wrapped in June 2007. A teaser poster for the film was released in October. As our fearless leader Simon Brew points out, the movie's now undergoing a round of reshoots, so it seems likely the production needs a few more weeks for editing and so forth. Let us know how excited you are about The Predator by giving the film your own personal ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating below.More news: Nuveen NY Municipal Value Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.03 (NYSE:NNY)