The fallout of Gore Verbinski dropping out of Gambit has caused the studio to shuffle a number of their projects, or at the very least gives them an excuse to do so.
With no director on-board, THR reports that Fox has moved that beleaguered film to June 7, 2019, clearly to give that production the time it needs to either move forward or just finally call it a day.
In its original release slot of February 14, 2019 will now see the release The New Mutants, pushed back 10 months from its own initial release date of April 13th of this year. A full 10 months of delay that really doesn’t strike one as a vote of confidence in the film. The trailer itself wasn’t exactly awe-inspiring, but it had still set the marketing machine for the film into motion, along with a bit of a push for the property from Marvel itself, with a new miniseries on the way.
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.
But in somewhat better news for their actively successful franchise, Deadpool 2 will actually release earlier this year, being pushed up two weeks and will now open on May 18th of this year – one week before Solo: A Star Wars Story, a film that is a whole other question mark itself.
So, this year, strike one of Fox’s three mutant films off your radar for now, and get ready for earlier Deadpool!
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