“Deadpool” was one of the breakout hits of 2016, and this year the sequel is set to hit theaters, and originally the release date was set for June 1, but fans aren’t going to have to wait that long to see the film, because the release date has now been moved up.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox has moved the release date for “Deadpool 2” up a full two weeks from June 1 to May 18. Fox has also moved two more X-Men related film on the schedule, as “The New Mutants” is moving from April to February of 2019, and the Channing Tatum “Gambit” movie has been moved from February 2019, to June 7, 2019.
“Deadpool 2” will now join some huge blockbusters in the month May as it’s set to hit theaters two weeks after “Avengers: Infinity War” and one week before “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
According to the report, one reason for the all of the changes is to make sure that certain films don’t overlap overseas, as “The New Mutants” and “Deadpool 2” would have been in theaters at the same time.
The “Gambit” film has also lost yet another director as Gore Verbinski has left the project due to scheduling issues. This is another unfortunate setback for “Gambit” as the film was reportedly set to begin production in March. Studio executives have decided to move the release date because they feel that the film will do better as a summer movie.
No word yet on who could be stepping up to direct the film at this point.