There’s been a big shake up at Fox, now owned by the Mouse House. According to The Hollywood Reporter three of their upcoming X-Men related films are switching release dates. Deadpool 2 will come a few weeks earlier than originally announced to the delight of fans everywhere. The Merc with a mouth sequel will hit theaters on May 18th, one week before Solo: A Star Wars Story and two weeks after Avengers: Infinity War.
The New Mutants got pushed back 10 months with its marketing already in full swing, it’s now set to hit theaters on February 22nd, 2019. Gambit got pushed just a few months and its new release date is June 7, 2019. The latter comes as no surprise given that the film just lost another director, this time it was Gore Verbinski who ditched the project.
What do you make of this shake up? Do you think Disney recently having purchased Fox might have something to do with it?