'Deadpool 2' to Hit Theaters Early, But 'New Mutants' Delayed to 2019

Angelo Anderson
January 12, 2018

As for why "The New Mutants" is getting pushed back almost a year after promotional campaigns had already commenced, an insider who spoke with TheWrap said that the move is being made because the film isn't scary enough.

Hot off the heels that the Gambit movie lost Gore Verbinski as its latest director, 20th Century Fox has shifted some release dates for its X-Men properties. 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.

Fox, to their credit, maintains this is to ensure that both Deadpool 2 and The New Mutants do not collide in foreign territories at the same time.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is still slated to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.

As for The New Mutants, the horror-mutant movie will be delayed over 10 months, with the release date moved from April to February 22, 2019.

20th Century Fox is moving up the release of "Deadpool 2", the sequel to its 2016 box office sensation, from June 1 to May 18.

Gambit is also now searching for a new director, and it is said Fox Studios thought the movie would do better as a Summer flick as Gambit is described as having a heavy comedic tone revolving around a heist (via THR).

Finally, Channing Tatum's long-delayed Gambit has been pushed back from February 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019.

The reason cited for the release date changes for New Mutants and Gambit is said to be to avoid scheduling issues overseas where the two films would have opened at the same time. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the film has a "heavy comedic tone as it revolves around a heist" and the thinking is that it'll do better as a summer Marvel movie.

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