20th Century Fox has shuffled the release dates of several of its upcoming films, including The Predator and Alita: Battle Angel. The Predator is now set to hit theaters on September 14, 2018, with the James Cameron-produced Alita arriving later this year on December 21st.
The Predator is directed by Shane Black, who is perhaps best known for his work on Iron Man 3 and the Lethal Weapons films. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the project is said to be a reboot of the franchise but also a sequel and direct follow-up to the original 1987 film by John McTiernan. Black, who played the character of Hawkins in the original movie, has also co-written the new one with Fred Dekker.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez from a script he co-wrote with Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, Alita: Battle Angel is set in the 26th century tells the story of an amnesiac cyborg girl (Rosa Salazar) rescued from a junkyard by a scientist (Christoph Waltz) who rebuilds her. Once restored to functionality, Alita and the scientist explore her mysterious past as she battles her way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland using her mysteriously advanced combat skills to hunt down criminals while trying to recover her memories.
Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on these projects come out.
20 Marvel Movies That Could Be Made After Disney’s Fox Acquisition
So the impossible has happened: Fox and Disney have recently agreed to a major deal, one which means that — aside from a few limitations with the Hulk and Spider-Man, who have their rights wrapped up with Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures — every major Marvel property will soon be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the plans for the remainder of Phase 3 likely won’t change that much, barring possible post-credits scenes showing major cameos being added on short notice, this development certainly gives Marvel an embarrassment of riches to work with for future film adaptations.
Since Marvel Studios had previously claimed that they have an outline for the next 20 movies they’ll make without the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or any of their associated characters, I thought it would be best to similarly go all-out and suggest 20 more for the heck of it.
Here are, in no particular order, 20 movies that Marvel should think about making with a complete MCU at their fingertips. Click Next to get started!