'Deadpool 2' and Two 'X-Men' Films Get Official 2018 Release Dates

Monday, 24 April 2017 - 9:06PM
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Monday, 24 April 2017 - 9:06PM
'Deadpool 2' and Two 'X-Men' Films Get Official 2018 Release Dates
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It was a big weekend for Fox, who spent quite a bit of time announcing release dates for their movie schedule next year. Mixed in were some official dates for upcoming superhero movies - ones we assumed would come out in 2018, but it's nice to have some something more specific.

The big three announcements, according to The Hollywood Reporter: New Mutants is scheduled to come out April 13, 2018; Deadpool 2 is now scheduled to come out June 1, 2018; and the next major X-Men film, Dark Phoenix (previously called Supernova), will come out toward the end of the year on November 2, 2018. If you need a recap on any of those three movies, then keep reading on.

New Mutants is a spin-off X-Men film directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) that will feature several younger students at Xavier's school. While no casting has been confirmed yet, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark on Game of Thrones) has been suspected for the past several months as playing the werewolf-esque mutant Wolfsbane. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) has been in several similar rumors as playing Magik, the magical younger sister of Colossus. This makes sense as the earliest film on Fox's schedule next year, as it's just beginning production now.

Deadpool 2 needs no explanation if you've seen the recent teaser, but we know there are several new characters coming. After months of casting speculation that turned out to be completely wrong, Josh Brolin swooped in and took the role of Cable, the time-traveling son of future-Cyclops whose no-nonsense personality makes him a prime target for Deadpool's shenanigans. Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) will also be coming onboard as Domino, another no-nonsense mutant and common Deadpool-shenanigans target. There should be plenty of shenanigans, is what we're saying.

And finally, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is something we've known about for awhile, but under the working title of X-Men: Supernova. As a working title, it didn't too much to conceal the film's plot, as it does seem to be taking another crack at Jean Grey's Phoenix storyline that was messily attempted a decade ago in X-Men: The Last Stand. Now that Famke Janssen's passed on the role of Jean to Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones), she's set to star and has already confirmed she's doing the movie (again, back when it was still called Supernova). 

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That's a lot of X-Men, and a healthy amount of Deadpool, so here's hoping it all works out. Between Fox's X-Men films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe over at Marvel Studios, there should be no shortage of Marvel characters onscreen next year.
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