Fox Moves Release of James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Alita Battle Angel

Alita Battle Angel

The biggest move is taking Alita: Battle Angel out of the summer and moving it into December.

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.

That's a pretty drastic change, and more worryingly for Alita's prospects, places the film in the company of some serious competition - Warner's Aquaman and Paramount's Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, are both out in the same time frame.

The studio has also pushed back Shane Black's reboot The Predator. They've set the Murder on the Orient Express sequel, Death on the Nile, for November 8, 2019, which will give the film the same release frame as the original.

Black's film is the latest entry in the Predator franchise, pitting everyone's favorite alien trophy hunter against a new set of disposable humans.

The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alife Allen, and Thomas Jane.

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.

Alita: Battle Angel is set centuries into the future. The movie's cast includes Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Skrein. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is. The Kenneth Branagh-backed project will go up against Disney's holiday film comedy Nicole, starring Anna Kendrick.

Fox also said the Blue Sky animated film "Foster" will open on March 5, 2021.

The Predator now has a 3.56 out of 5 ComicBook, com User Anticipation Rating, making it the eleventh most anticipated upcoming movie not based on a comic book among Users.