2018 ‘X-Men’ film slate unveiled

Exciting news for fans of the X-Men franchise over the weekend as 20th Century Fox announced their 2018 movie slate.

We’ve known for some time that director Josh Boone has been working on a New Mutants film. There are also the well publicised problems that Deadpool 2 has had with keeping its directors chair filled.

The anomaly has been what would happen next to the main X-Men brand following the middling success of X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s been long rumoured that Simon Kinberg would take a stab at righting the wrongs of X-Men: The Last Stand by taking another shot at adapting ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’ from the comics. Backed up by the rumours surrounding a film titled X-Men: Supernova going in to production this year.

Now we know that film is in fact called X-Men: Dark Phoenix and that it will be released on November 2nd 2018! 20th Century Fox has updated its 2018 film slate confirming that not one, not two but THREE X-Men films will be released next year.

Beginning with New Mutants which will debut on April 13th, 2018, followed by the highly-anticipated Deadpool 2 on June 1st, 2018, and finally X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2nd, 2018.

No word yet on who will be directing X-Men: Dark Phoenix with rumours poinitng to Bryan Singer stepping down from the directors chair once again.

Which film are you looking forward to most? Let us known in the comments.

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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember.

Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men

Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice

Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG