– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Looks like Fox is doing some shuffling of their release dates. The studio announced that Death on the Nile, the sequel to last year’s solid, yet underwhelming Murder on the Orient Express, will hit on November 8, 2019. This goes to show that they’re making some solid progress on that Agatha Christie adaptation. Let’s just hope it’s a bit more entertaining than its predecessor.

Though while they set a new date for that film, the studio also pushed back the releases for a couple other high profile films.

RELATED – Alita: Battle Angel Goes Behind-The-Scenes With James Cameron & Robert Rodriguez

Let’s start with Shane Black’s upcoming Predator film. That movie was originally set to hit theaters this coming August, but is now slated for a September 14, 2018 release date. Given that it’s only a month, and that the film would have had to compete with Equalizer 2 on that date, it’s fair to say this was more of a strategic move from Fox, rather than one having to do with production.

Alita: Battle Angel had its first teaser drop a couple months back, and quickly became one of my most anticipated films of the year. Sadly, I’ll have to wait several months longer, as it’s been pushed back from July 20 to December 21, 2018. What’s the reason for this date? That’s hard to say. Five months is enough time for them to make changes if they’re worried about the finished product, but it’s also possible that they want Alita to be a Jumanji-like holiday hit. However, with this new date, it will be squaring off against stiff competition like Bumblebee and Aquaman.

What do you think of these new release dates? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

SOURCE: Screen Rant

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.