DEADPOOL 2, NEW MUTANTS and GAMBIT Re-Scheduled - Report

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Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox's is shuffling around its X-Men movie schedule, with three of its next four mutant films receiving new release dates according to The Hollywood Reporter.

April 13's New Mutants has been pushed back to February 22, 2019, 10 months later than originally intended. That theatrical date is relatively scant, however both Sony's Silver & Black Spider-Man adacent film and Warner Bros.'s The Lego Movie sequel are scheduled for February 8, 2019.

Deadpool 2 is moving up two weeks, jumping from June 1 to May 18. That puts the Ryan Reynolds-led film in direct competition with the horror movie Slenderman, and one week ahead (instead of behind) of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The move does, however, place Deadpool 2 just two weeks following Avengers: Infinity War (also starring Josh Brolin).

According to THR's unnamed insiders, the reason for New Mutants and Deadpool 2's changes is to avoid competition with other X-Men movies in overseas markets.

Gambit, which director Gore Verbinski reportedly just left due to scheduling conflicts, has been moved from February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019. THR's sources say that the "heavy comedic tone" of the Channing Tatum-led film led the studio to moving it from February 14 (the same weekend Deadpool debuted in 2016) to a more traditional summer movie date. The new date puts it a full month after Avengers 4, and going head-to-head with a new Charlie's Angels reboot.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix remains locked in for November 2, 2018.

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