But they’re going to do Deadpool 2 the same year, so it’s OK after all.
…Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix all ready to hit screens next year… The first to arrive in cinemas will be The New Mutants on April 13, 2018, followed a couple of months later by Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018… Last but not least, Dark Phoenix will be warming up cinemas from November 2, 2018, which gives production plenty of time to find a director.
I suppose that it’s plenty of time, but that still feels like a fairly ominous statement to make. I mean, it’s May. When was Fox going to get on that?
Moving on: look, OK, I understand how this works. Fox will resist handing over the rights to make X-Men films because even the bad movies make bank for the company. Which is kind of impressive, in its way: because of the ten movies at that link, maybe five of them were good-to-excellent*. But there’s got to be a better way to exploit this property properly. After a certain point, doesn’t all that money stop drowning out the people snickering at your inability to consistently do good X-Men flicks?
Don’t answer that.
*Deadpool, First Class, X-Men, Days of Future Past, and Logan (haven’t seen it**, but everybody worshiped it like unto a god, so I’ll trust the crowd here).
**I plan to, but I’m only intermittently into movies that start off by punching you in the gut a few times.