20th Century Fox has changed the release dates for three of its X-Men movies, which might not please a lot of The New Mutants fans.
First up is Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie, which has had a long and troubled journey to the big screen. Earlier today we learned that the film lost yet another director, with Gore Verbinksi walking away from the project. The Gambit film has now been moved from its February 14, 2019 release date to June 7, 2019. This gives the studio enough time to find a new director and make the necessary changes.
Thankfully, the highly/anticipated Deadpool sequel will arrive sooner, with Fox moving the films release from June 1, 2018 to May 18. This puts Deadpool 2 in direct competition with Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Finally, Josh Boone’s horror-inspired New Mutants film has been pushed all the way back to 2019, with the film now arriving 10 months later than expected. The film moves from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019. This would seem to suggest that Fox wants to improve the film with reshoots, although reports claim that the change will stop two Fox properties from clashing internationally.