There’s been a whole lot of moving and shaking going on at various movie studios, and we’ve recently seen many release dates be revealed. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Deadpool 2 will be released on June 1, 2018 after adding Josh Brolin to the cast and John Wick co-director David Leitch up top. Along with this, a New Mutants film was added to April 13, 2018, though not much is known yet. Perhaps the bigger piece of comic-related Fox news (yuck) is what appears to be the follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse. November 2 of that year will see the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. For those of you who may not remember, this sort of comic storyline has been attempted before in the regrettable X-Men: The Last Stand. First time director Simon Kinberg will be heading the film.
Multiple-time X-Men director Bryan Singer has moved on from the franchise yet again, this time towards a Freddie Mercury biopic. The film, entitled Bohemian Rhapsody because duh I guess, is set for a December 25, 2018 release with Mr. Robot star, Rami Malek, in the lead. Famously, Sacha Baron Cohen left the project over issues with the script, and Ben Whishaw was also attached at one point. I’m still pitching for Cohen to play Frank Zappa, so let’s hope.
The officially untitled Steven Spielberg film that is unofficially titled The Post is believed to be set for December 22, 2017. The film will tell the Washington Post’s side of the famous Pentagon Papers story from 1971, and it will feature Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in the two lead roles. Really though, have these three people actually proven themselves to justify such a high-calibre release date? I’m not sure if I trust them.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been moved back to February 9, 2018 after the film’s issues with seriously injuring the lead actor. I’m really not sure if you care about this one. The title is really bad, and the also awfully titled The Scorch Trials was bad, but maybe you’re still digging this particular iteration of YA post-apocalyptic hodgepodge.
Speaking of YA post-apocalyptic hodgepodge, The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence is teaming back up with Jennifer Lawrence for a new film to be released March 2, 2018. The film is titled Red Sparrow and is about a Russian intelligence officer and seductress taking on a CIA operative. The film also stars Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons.
Director Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated new feature will be dropping in November of 2018, but the specific date hasn’t been confirmed yet. The film, Widows, is about four robbers who are killed mid-heist, only to have their wives pick up the con for them. The cast includes Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez, in addition to Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Andre Holland. The script is written by Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn. After the threepeat of Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years A Slave, I’m ready for whatever McQueen has to offer.
Which of these films are you most excited for? Feel free to tell us in the comments section!