Fox’s live-action X-Men movies have been consistently hitting theaters for nearly 20 years, but that may all come to an end later this year with New Mutants.
As a part of their plan for eventual world domination, Disney is currently working on purchasing the vast majority of 20th Century Fox’s assets, pending government approval. That includes getting back the X-Men film rights to Marvel Studios, which Disney already owns. The deal is speculated to close sometime later this summer, which likely means 2019 will be the end for the X-Men on the big screen as we’ve come to know them.
Though no official word has been given by the studio, SuperBroMovies’ own Daniel Richtman dropped the knowledge bomb on Twitter:
“New Mutants will be the last X-Men Universe movie for Fox and Dark Phoenix the last one coming from the main series.”
You can see the tweet for yourself below:
New Mutants will be the last X-Men Universe movie for Fox and Dark Phoenix the last one coming from the main series.
— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) January 11, 2019
These rumors at least match up with the timeline. If Disney does indeed buy 20th Century this year, then they will be taking over the franchise and will likely want to reintroduce these now iconic characters into their already established Marvel Cinematic Universe, which would entail a whole new reimagining.
New Mutants was originally slated for release on Friday, April 13th of 2018, but has since been delayed twice. The film is now looking like it will drop August 2nd of this year.
What do you think about these rumors? Are you surprised at all to hear that New Mutants will likely be the final X-Men movie? Or were you already expecting as much? Let us know in the comments below!
Based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, the film centers on five young mutants who are just discovering their abilities while being held in a secret facility against their will.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script co-written by Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.
The New Mutants is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 2, 2019.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”