Deadpool Sequel Moves Up Two Weeks, New Mutants Delayed

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This is disappointing news both for the studio and for fans who were hoping New Mutants would bring something different to the X-Men stable. However, Kingsman: The Golden Circle star Channing Tatum is still on board as the lead. Just look at Storm's appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which her role was reduced to a few fights and one underwhelming death scene.

That being said, Disney might still choose to continue the film's development and release it as one of the first "X-Men" film under the banner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, 20 Century Fox has chose to push back 'New Mutants' to 22 February 2019 instead of 12 April 2018.

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As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the film, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton, was likely pushed back to avoid having two Fox "X-Men" properties, "Deadpool 2" and "New Mutants", in the theater at the same time. Josh Boone's horror-tinged take on The New Mutants is getting a major bump back on the schedule and will now land in theaters 10 months later than originally scheduled. Verbinski joined the project in October following Rupert Wyatt's departure in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2016. This was an amicable split, we hear, owing to scheduling issues with several other projects on the director's plate.

The "Deadpool" director has pitched an idea to 20th Century Fox for the spin-off focusing Kitty Pryde, also known as Shadowcat, a young mutant able to phase through solid substances, reported Collider. The film is scheduled to release two weeks after the most anticipated movie of the year - Avengers: Infinity War - and a week before Lucasfilm's Han Solo movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Perhaps this merger with Disney can't come soon enough.