Fox Gives Release Dates to New Marvel Movies, But Doesn't Say Which Ones



The ever-expanding world of movie franchises and universes means that, inceasingly, release dates are set by studios before the the films themselves are announced. This is the case with Fox, which has confirmed the dates for two unnamed movies in its roster of Marvel superhero films.

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The studio has revealed that the Marvel movies will arrive on March 2, 2018 and June 29, 2018. This is addition to the previously announced dates of November 2, 2018 and February 14, 2019. The earlier date of October 6, 2017 no longer appears on Fox's schedule.

What these films will be is currently unknown, but there are various contenders. Deadpool 2 is sure to take one of the 2018 slots. This week the film's director was confirmed as John Wick's David Leitch, who replaces outgoing helmer Tim Miller.

Beyond that, it was recently reported that the teen X-Men spinoff New Mutants might start shooting early next year, with The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone behind the camera.

The Channing Tatum vehicle Gambit has been much delayed, but it is still expected to start production next year. However, the movie is currently without a director, having lost both Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman within the space of a year, and production put back several times.

Beyond that, a third Deadpool film is a possibility, as is the reboot of the main X-Men franchise that was reported earlier this month. Fox also own the movie rights to the Fantastic Four, but following the failure of last year's big budget reboot of that series, the studio's intentions for it are currently unclear.

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