Three X-MEN Films Set For Next Year As NEW MUTANTS, DEADPOOL 2, & DARK PHOENIX Get Release Dates

Shortly after setting release dates for their four Avatar sequels, 20th Century Fox has officially announced the release dates for New Mutants, Deadpool 2 & X-Men: Dark Phoenix!

2018 is really shaping up to be the year of Marvel as in addition to three films from Marvel Studios and two from Sony Pictures, it sounds like we'll also be getting three very different kinds of X-Men films from 20th Century Fox!

In a surprise announcement just moments ago, the studio confirmed release dates for New Mutants, which will bow on April 13, 2018, followed by Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018, and finally, ending the year with, the now-official X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018.

The trio of films now joins a calendar that already featured Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Sony Pictures' Venom on October 5, 2018, and Sony Animation's Miles Morales Spider-Man movie on December 21, 2018, meaning we could quite possibly get to see a new Marvel movie in eight out of twelve months next year.

There's also a decent chance of getting nine superhero movies total as Warner Bros.' has announced James Wan's Aquaman for December 21, 2018.

Looking ahead to the competition, Josh Boone's New Mutants, which is set to begin production next month, will open against an Untitled Universal Classic Monsters Movie and will also likely face some heat from Walt Disney Pictures' A Wrinkle in Time, which opens the week prior and Warner Bros.' Dwayne Johnson-led Rampage, which debuts the following weekend.

David Leitch's Deadpool sequel, which will see the return of Golden Globe-nominee Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth while adding Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino, won't see any competition in its first frame, which should lead to a massive opening, but might ultimately see diminished returns at the box office due to Han Solo's second weekend and with Paramount's Bumblebee spin-off (June 8), Walt Disney's The Incredibles 2 (June 15), and Universal's Jurassic World 2 (June 22) opening in subsequent weekends.

As for the now-confirmed X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which has been rumored to begin production this summer, it occupies a date that Fox staked claim to a few months back, but will still face heavy opposition from Walt Disney's live-action Mulan and an Untitled Paramount Pictures event film, the latter of which may end up moving. Universal's animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas (November 9) and Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (November 16) are slated to arrive later that month as well.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!

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