It looks like 20th Century Fox have a little treat for everyone before the Thanksgiving weekend kicks into gear. The studio has unveiled the first poster for “Alien: Covenant” with a new release date and a simple command: Run.
Previously scheduled to arrive on August 4, 2017, the sequel to “Prometheus” will now land three months earlier on May 19, 2017. It certainly shows a bit of confidence on the studio’s part, as the movie will now square off against Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron‘s “Baywatch,” horror “Annabelle 2,” and animated followup “The Nut Job 2.”
The move also allows Fox to shuffle their schedule a bit as “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has been bumped from June 6, 2017 back to October 6, 2017, replacing a previously slotted Untitled Marvel movie that has been taken off the calendar (mostly likely the delayed “Gambit“). Meanwhile, the studio has added two other Marvel movies to their schedule to drop on November 2, 2018 and February 14, 2019. Any guesses? Let us know below.
Meanwhile, Fox has also added an untitled film from James Cameron‘s Lightstorm Entertainment for December 21, 2018. Perhaps the long awaited “Avatar 2“?
As for “Alien: Covenant” it will see Michael Fassbender in dual roles joined by Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Billy Crudup in the next chapter of the story that unfolds before the events of “Alien.” And while “Prometheus” didn’t quite deliver on being the next great “Alien” movie, we’re always keeping hope alive…