Following the news that Maze Runner: The Death Cure had been pushed back almost 11 months to January 12, 2018, 20th Century Fox has revealed more release dates for some of their anticipated titles.
The big screen adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel, starring Maze Runner‘s Rosa Salazar, is coming to theaters on July 20, 2018. To be directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film will explore a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding love.
Earlier that year, the Shane Black-directed The Predator will now hit theaters on February 9. It was previously scheduled for a March 2, 2018 release. Also scheduled for February 9, 2018 is Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed, which is the final installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy.
20th Century Fox has moved around two of its upcoming films featuring Marvel characters. The untitled film that was scheduled for January 12, 2018 will now open on March 2, 2018 (going up against MEG), while the film that was going to open on July 13, 2018 will now open on June 29, 2018. DreamWorks Pictures’ How to Train Your Dragon 3 is also sitting on that date. What do you think the two Fox/Marvel movies will be about? Give us your guesses in the comments below.