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Fox is changing up thier 2018/1019 release schedule – there’s some good and bad news for fans.

The release date for the Deadpool sequel has been moved up 2 weeks to May 18th. Confirmed by Ryan Reynolds on Twitter…

The Han Solo solo movie comes out May 25th. This move puts Wade and the gang a week before a Star Wars movie, which is a gamble when it comes to carrying the box office in the second week. That said, the Deadpool sequel strikes me as something fans want. The Solo movie? Not so much. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

There are more shakes ups in the schedule this year: three of the four scheduled movies connected to the X-Men franchise have been moved.

New Mutants has been moved almost a full year from April 2018 to February 2019. Gore Verbinski is now the third director that has abandoned Gambit. The projected release date has been moved from February of 2019 to June of 2019, if they make it at all. X-Men: Dark Phoenix will remain on November 2nd of this year… for now.

All of this shifting doesn’t exactly bode well, but Fox isn’t canceling any of these projects. Fans just have to wait longer.

What are your thoughts on these schedule changes?


  • Nothing I’ve seen from the Solo movie so far has been encouraging. Not the merchandise leaks, not the plot hints, not the casting, nothing. Heck, at this point I expect another delay because even Disney isn’t certain about it.
    Deadpool though? Yeah, that should be fun.

    • ZeeLobby

      It’s crazy how there are many other franchises running that are simply so great that the Star Wars franchise can struggle so hard… Even Disney has put out solid films lately.

    • It’s out in May. We don’t have a trailer and it’s nearly February.

    • kobalt60

      Donald Glover as lando is a win. Everything else….meh

  • Scott B. Smith

    Perhaps the Deadpool movie was moved so Disney won’t be competing with itself? I don’t know if the buy-out will be complete by then but it might be close enough to be a consideration.

    • I don’t think that deal is close enough to finalization that they’d take it into account.

  • eMtoN

    X-men as a franchise sounds like it’s imploding. I’ve completely lost interest due to all the timeline problems. If they can’t bother to keep things straight from one movie to the next then I don’t want to waste my time.

    • Drew_Da_Destroya

      You have to give them credit, though, they created a comic book movie universe as convoluted and continuity-muddled as the comic books themselves

    • Spacefrisian

      Jean instant Phoenix was already a bad idea imo, but Disney likes Mary Sues.

      • euansmith

        Disney Princess Dark Pheonix singing the toe-tapping hit, “Do you want to blow the World up? (It doesn’t have to just be the World up)” should be the big hit of the first Disney X-musical Movie. However, Bobby Drakes, “Let it go!” will be the ear-worm to take away with you.

  • calmsword

    Star wars at this point is a car accident in slow motion- we all know where it’s going and except for the chance it might explode… it’s a tragedy.

    Deadpool 2 before disney ruins that franchise? Awesome.

  • dannyg44

    Star wars at this point is a car accident in slow motion- we all know where it’s going and except for the chance it might explode… it’s a tragedy.Deadpool 2 before disney ruins that franchise? Awesome.

  • Elias

    Jean instant Phoenix was already a bad idea imo, but Disney likes Mary Sues.

  • We don’t need no education.

  • sniperjack

    Fun Fact: Deadpools Mercs for Hire Team have a Villain/Hero named Solo 😉

  • Snord

    I quite enjoyed The Last Jedi – I don’t think the core saga is in trouble. It’s just lost a lot of mystique, although Lucas did most of the damage. But Rogue One was kind of unnecessary, and the Han Solo film just feels like it has nothing to offer us (Han without Harrison?). I’m looking forward to the next Deadpool though.

    • euansmith

      I too enjoyed “Last Jedi”, as it let Luke’s character grow and become his own man rather than what Obi-Wan/Yoda wanted him to be. Also, as it is the second in a trilogy, there is still time for the tale of the Jedi to take off in an entirely new direction.

      I can see why people who self identify as Jedi, and have a lot tied up in a particular interpretation of the “Force”, could be upset with events in the movie; but it isn’t like George hasn’t twisted and turned the Jedi mythos this way and that throughout the franchise.

      • scadugenga

        Except he didn’t grow. He regressed.

        All the growing Luke did in Ep 5 and 6 apparently seemed to disappear as he regressed back into the inherent whinyness of the beginnings of Ep 4.

        Luke only grew in age.

        Horrible writing and directing on Disney’s part.

        • euansmith

          I felt that he realised the inherent weakness of the Jedi teaches; that their insistence on fearing , burying and ignoring their feelings made them brittle and inhuman, incapable of expressing their deeper emotions and incapable of combating their own Dark Side.

          But then, I see people arguing passionately in support of Prometheus, a film that I couldn’t abide, so I guess it is all a matter of personal taste. In the case of Last Jedi, I will count myself a winner, as I didn’t leave the cinema feeling I’d wasted my money. I’m sorry to hear you weren’t so lucky. Give in to your rage….

  • euansmith

    Three words sum up my enthusiasm for Deadpool 2: Negasonic Teenage Warhead!