“Deadpool 2” has been moved up two weeks and is now scheduled to hit theaters a week ahead of Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Ryan Reynolds, who will serve as a producer and play the titular character in “Deadpool 2,” took to his twitter account to share his excitement for the new release date.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 11, 2018
“Deadpool 2” will now slice and dice its way into theaters May 18.
Fox also announced that it will be pushing back the release of its X-Men spinoff “New Mutants.” The horror-esque take on the superhero franchise has been moved from an April 13, 2018 release date to February 22, 2019.
“Gambit,” another X-Men-related film, has also been pushed back after director Gore Verbinski stepped away from the project today. The solo outing for Channing Tatum’s playing card-wielding mutant has been moved from February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019.