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FOX announce release dates for Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2 and New Mutants. And they’re all soon.

April 23rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

It looks like someone really wants some of that Marvel/MCU pie…

Yes, FOX, owners of the X-Men movie franchise, have announced not one, not two but three big movies for next year.

The studio announced new release dates for the next installments of the X-Men cinematic universe: Josh Boone’s New Mutants is scheduled for April 13, 2018, Deadpool 2 will now bow June 1, 2018, and Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2, 2018.

So plenty of X-Rated fun next year, then.


Anyway, The Dark Phoenix one if the most interesting as FOX already tackled that story in X3 but it was, well, let’s be honest, pretty bad, so it looks like they want to try again.

We know that Bryan Singer, who has helmed several of the X-Men movies, was meant to make X3 back in the day but the studio fired him because he directed Superman Returns. The director has previously said: “I know X-Men 3 was quite rushed and I didn’t complete it, and I felt a little like it was probably my responsibility to do that as a filmmaker, and I didn’t.” 

Perhaps we’ll finally get the Singer version of the Dark Phoenix story next year…  whatever happens, we’ll get the Deadpool sequel, the Phoenix movie AND an all-new X-Men franchise starter with the New Mutants.

Busy year.

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….