20th Century Fox continues to bet heavily on their Marvel properties. Their X-Men franchise and spinoffs continue to go strong, and the smash success of Deadpool has seemingly guaranteed a long-running franchise for the studio. According to Exhibitor Relations, an entertainment industry data research company, Fox has announced release dates for six untitled Marvel movies, running through 2021. Here are the dates announced:
Fox is all-in with Marvel setting new dates for UNTITLED FOX MARVEL flicks: 6/7/19, 11/22/19, 3/13/20, 6/26/20,10/2/20 & 3/5/21.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) June 30, 2017
This is in addition to the releases for Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, and Dark Phoenix, each releasing in 2018. The New Mutants releases on April 13th, 2018, Deadpool 2 releases on June 1, 2018, and Dark Phoenix releases on November 2, 2018.
As far as to what these films are, we can only speculate. It seems highly likely that one of those dates is Deadpool 3, as Fox most likely will have another hit on their hands with the sequel. X-Force, which Reynolds has also expressed interest in bringing to life, could also fit into the schedule. One could be the long delayed Gambit solo film, or a variety of other X-Men spinoffs, such as the rumored X-23 solo film. Who knows – Fox may even attempt to bring justice to the much maligned Fantastic 4 franchise.
As always, movie release dates can fluctuate a great deal depending on production delays, film expectations, and other film release schedules. If this list of dates tells us anything, it should be that the wave of superhero movies that seem to flood the theaters is not stopping anytime soon, as Fox has nearly a dozen films planned and scheduled over the coming few years. Hopefully they are more like Logan and Deadpool, and less like Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Excited for 20th Century Fox going all in on their Marvel properties? What do you think some of these untitled films will wind up being? Let us know in the comments below.