We’re all well aware by this point the level of planning ahead Marvel Studios does with the film adaptations of their properties, I mean you can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting an upcoming movie they have for 2022. 20th Century Fox looked at their schedule and raised Marvel Studios at the poker table with planning ahead for the X-Men films.
Fox it appears will release three new installments into the X-Men film series for next year consisting of two sequels and one brand new feature according to Box Office Pro. Said films will be New Mutants on April 13, Deadpool 2 on June 1, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2.
— BoxOffice (@BoxOffice) April 22, 2017
New Mutants has been in the making for a while and it does have a director and script in place with Josh Boone from The Fault in Our Stars. The spinoff film will focus on a younger team of mutants, a third generation team of Xavier students to be exact. Said release date is the latest news we’ve heard and is interesting since we still don’t have a full cast yet, but there’s plenty of time for that.
Up next is arguably the most anticipated film of the lot, Deadpool 2. Deadpool turned audiences and the superhero film genre itself on its head with its more adult material, bloodier violence, and blistering self aware humor that made many fans of the beloved anti-hero happy. Certainly made Fox happy as well when Deadpool walked into their office with a big sack of money. Deadpool 2 has the added bonus of having cast the roles of Domino and Cable, two characters who have quite the history with Deadpool himself. Also think about how Deadpool 2 itself will have a jolly time poking fun at superhero movie sequels. I’m already smiling about that.
Finally we have X-Men: Dark Phoenix, once rumored to be called Supernova. If the pattern of X-Men films since First Class is still going, we’re going to have ourselves an affair in the 1990s as once again the arguably most remembered X-Men story ever comes to the screen. Now I don’t wanna bring up again how much The Last Stand botched the Dark Phoenix Saga, but it you know, but that does make sense in a couple of ways. The first being hey, they kinda already set that up back in Apocalypse and the second being that the story gained more prominence in 90s itself with the X-Men animated series on Fox and given 90s nostalgia is certainly rising, best to strike while the iron is hot.
It does look like Fox won’t be in too much trouble post Logan. Now we just wait and see.
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