3 X-Men Universe Films Have Confirmed Release Dates


20th Century Fox announces release dates for three X-Men universe films—X-Men: The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

20th Century Fox is adhering to the “rule of threes.” 2018 will be known as the “Year of the X-Men,” as the studio announces release dates for a trio of its most highly anticipated films:

  • April 13, 2018—X-Men: The New Mutants
  • June 1, 2018—Deadpool 2
  • November 2, 2018—X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The three films join an already packed slate of superhero movies for 2018 which include Black Panther (February 16, 2018), Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018), Venom (October 5, 2018), Aquaman (December 21, 2018), and an untitled animated Spider-Man feature film (December 21, 2018).

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Fox will definitely need all its mutant powers to go up against rivals Warner Bros. / DC, Marvel Studios, and Sony Pictures. Of course, like always, competition is great news for consumers, as fans will be immersed in some high-octane super-powered action on the silver screen.

So far, details for each film are sparse. Recent news show The New Mutants having a production start date of June 1, 2017. And actor Josh Brolin tweeted out a photo of himself preparing for his Cable role for Deadpool 2. Dark Phoenix was formerly subtitled as Supernova.

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X-Men: The New Mutants Production Details

X-Men: The New Mutants—Rumored Premise

The story will have a young-adult style with the overall feel described as “Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie.” The main antagonist will be Demon Bear with the screenplay heavily inspired by writer Chris Claremont’s run with the character.

X-Men: The New Mutants will be released on April 13, 2018

It will be directed by Josh Boone, produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, and written by Scott Newstadter & Michael H. Weber. James McAvoy is confirmed to appear as Professor Charles Xavier. The roles of Magik, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Canonball, Sunspot, and Warlock have yet to be cast. However, rumors are pointing to Maisie Williams playing Wolfsbane, and Anya Taylor-Joy playing Magik.

Deadpool 2 Production Details

No Official Synopsis

Deadpool 2 will be released on June 1, 2018.

It will be directed by David Leitch, written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Drew Goddard, and wil star Ryan Reynods as Wade Wilson / Deadpool, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers / Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Stefan Kapic as Colossus, with T.J. Miller rumored to reprise his role as Weasel.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Production Details

No Official Synopsis

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released on November 2, 2018.

It will be written and directed by Simon Kinberg and star Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix.