Fox is putting all their comic book adaptation eggs into the X-Men basket for the next few years.
According to a report from the Exhibitor Relations on Twitter, the studio has secured a chunk of dates that stretch from 2019 all the way into 2021. Those dates are: June 7, 2019; November 22, 2019; March 13, 2020; June 26, 2020; October 2, 2020 and March 5, 2021.
That means that out of all the studios currently adapting comic book stories into film they will have the plans that stretch the furthest.
Marvel Studios, Warner Bros./DC Entertainment and Sony all have plans that barely reach 2020, at least publicly. It’s likely that each of the studios does have plans for beyond that but they haven’t made them known quite yet.
To be fair, Fox hasn’t really either as these dates have not been confirmed by Fox and even if they do confirm it the dates are for unnamed projects
In the past dates have been snagged by companies and then later abandoned after plans fall through, such as Fox’s Fantastic Four sequel that was set to come out this summer but was set aside after Josh Trank’s film didn’t work out at the box office.
Likely these dates are for already announced planned projects including Deadpool 3 and X-Force, could include an eighth and ninth main X-Men films and might even include the sequels to New Mutants since director Josh Boone previously mentioned he pitched the young mutant spinoff as a trilogy.
In 2018 Fox has New Mutants arriving on April 13, Deadpool 2 on June 1 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2.