2018 seems to be the year that their X-Men cinematic universe will really begin to expand, as all three of the aforementioned movies will hit theatres then. Up first will be Josh Boone’s spinoff, as it’s set to drop on April 13th. Following that, the Merc with a Mouth will be back in action on June 1st and finally, the next entry into the main franchise, Dark Phoenix, will take flight on November 2nd.
So, it sounds like next year is going to be a big one for the X-Men, and while these release dates don’t tell us very much about what to expect from each film, what’s interesting to note here is the title Dark Phoenix. This confirms earlier reports that stated the next X-Men movie would adapt the iconic and beloved arc of the same name. As such, we now have some idea of where the story will head and which characters may be involved.
In regards to the other two films, Deadpool 2 and New Mutants, we still haven’t heard too much about either just yet, but with each project now confirmed to be arriving in 2018, we imagine that Fox will start to peel back the lid very soon. Until then, though, we’re just happy to learn that we’ll be getting a healthy dose of all things X-Men next year and look forward to learning more about what the studio’s got planned for us with the next stage in their cinematic universe.