Good news for sci-fi fans. 20th Century Fox has updated its roster of films in 2017 and 2018 with alien-inspired films. Bad news for comic book fans though, as Gambit has been removed from the studio’s release schedule.
Weeks ago, a teaser poster of Predator was released via Facebook with the possible title ofThe Predator. Now, the film company has announced the official release date of the movie on March 2, 2018. The film’s script is penned and will be directed by Iron Man 3’s Shane Black. Fred Dekker is also co-writing the script. Not much is known of the upcoming ThePredator, aside from Black saying that it’s a sequel rather than a reboot of the 1987 film.
Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant has been moved to an earlier release of August 4, 2017. It was previous scheduled for release on October 6, 2017. It looks like the studio is trying to cash in on the summer release window. Alien: Covenant is known to feature Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Michael Fassbender, Jussie Smollett, and Danny McBride.
As for Gambit, it appears the film won’t be pushing through this year since Fox just removed the superhero film from its release schedule. Gambit is still under development though, but its release date is now unknown. Gambit will be Fox’s eighth X-Men film, the latest being X-Men: Apocalypse up for release on May 27.
In addition, Fox also announced the release of two new Marvel projects. The first one is slated for a October 6, 2017 while the second one is up for a January 12, 2018 release.
There’s no clue as to what films the two aforementioned dates are for, but I’m guessing those spots will be filled in by Gambit and Deadpool 2.