Fox announces changes to its X-Men movie slate

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X-Men: New Mutants has been put back nearly a year, as Fox changes the release dates of its X-Men movies…

Following the news that the Gambit movie has lost a third director, with Gore Verbinski departing just a couple of months before production was set to begin, 20th Century Fox has rejigged its schedule of X-Men movies. Bottom line: we’re getting two X-Men movies this year now, rather than three.

X-Men: New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone, is the one that’s been bumped. The horror-themed movie was due to open in April, but it’s been put back by ten full months, to February 22nd 2019. That’s a US date, but we expect the UK to follow suit.

Deadpool 2, meanwhile, has moved forward to May 18th, and thus will be with us two weeks earlier. Whilst Gambit has moved from February 14th 2019 to June 7th 2019. That said, they need to find a director for that one soon.

The only film unaffected by the jiggling is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, that’s still on track for a release at the end of the year.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

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