Newswire: Fox sets Deadpool 2, New Mutants, and a Dark Phoenix movie for next year

Now that it’s got its Avatar sequels squared away safely in 2020—and every subsequent December from now until the heat death of the universe—Fox has started solidifying its film schedule for the more immediate future, especially the lucrative titles in its X-Men movie franchise. The studio now has three different mutant-related superhero movies on its 2018 slate, with Deadpool 2, New Mutants, and a Dark Phoenix movie all getting spots on the schedule today.

Deadpool 2—which recently found its Cable, in the form of go-to superhero heavy Josh Brolin—will arrive in the heart of summer, on June 1, where Fox is presumably hoping it’ll have the same seismic impact as its unexpectedly successful forbearer. New Mutants, meanwhile—not to be confused with Freeform’s similarly titled New Warriors, starring Squirrel Girl—will arrive a little earlier, on April 13. Directed by Josh Boone, we …

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