If you’ve been looking forward to the return of 20th Century Fox’s two iconic extra-terrestrial monsters, now we know when you’ll be seeing them next.
But don’t worry - they’re not fighting each other this time.
Director Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ sequel/’Alien’ prequel ‘Alien: Covenant’ had originally been set to hit cinemas in October 2017. (Not to mention that it was briefly entitled ‘Alien: Paradise Lost.’)
However, it has now been reported by Bloody Disgusting that studio 20th Century Fox have moved the film forward to a summer release date, putting it in US cinemas on 4 August 2017.
There’s no word yet on whether this will also mean a change to ‘Alien: Covenant’s scheduled UK release date of 6 October 2017.
However, it is known that Billy Crudup (’Almost Famous,’ ‘Watchmen’) has joined the cast.
Bloody Disgusting also report (although we believe ComicBook.com broke the news) that the release date has been announced for ‘The Predator,’ director Shane Black’s revival of the sci-fi action series which began with the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
‘The Predator’ will reportedly be back on the hunt from 2 March 2018. Black (who co-starred in the original ‘Predator’) will shoot from a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker (the two having previously collaborated on 1987 comedy horror ‘The Monster Squad’).
Although no official synopsis has been revealed, BD have reportedly been told the film will be treated as a direct sequel to the original ‘Predator’ - which conceivably means that 1990′s ‘Predator 2,’ the two ‘Alien Vs Predator’ films and 2010′s ‘Predators’ will be disregarded.
The curious thing about these two franchises coming back almost back-to-back is that, for once, there doesn’t seem to be any talk of the studio building a new shared universe around them. Well, they’ve been there and done that, and it didn’t turn out so great…
Picture Credit: 20th Century Fox