By nows, fans of Marvel movies should be aware that there’s a good chance that Fox’s Marvel properties – such as X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four – could be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to Disney and 21st Century Fox wrapping up a deal that will see the former acquire virtually all of the latter’s movie and television production business, and more.
This acquisition could take between 12 and 18 months to be finalized, though, and it seems as if Fox is rolling full steam ahead with the slate of Marvel-based projects it had in development — and perhaps a few more besides. There are three Marvel films on the way from Fox in just 2018 alone, and plenty more still believed to be in active development – but what are they? Let’s take a look.
Deadpool 2, 3
The first installment in the Deadpool franchise was a huge financial and critical success, so it only makes sense that Fox would double down and create a trilogy (at least) starring Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth. The sequel — the title of which is yet to be announced — is set for release on June 1, 2018, and a third movie is already planned.
First believed to be an X-Force movie, the Deadpool threequel will instead be a separate project from the mutant team, which we’ll touch on later. The second Deadpool flick will lead towards the inevitable ensemble piece that will include Zazie Beets’ Domino and Josh Brolin’s Cable, but the core of it is believed to focus on forwarding Deadpool’s story most of all.
X-Force (and a sequel)
Josh Brolin’s set to make his explosive, highly-anticipated debut as the futuristic mutant Cable in Deadpool 2, the first appearance in his four picture deal. Following his Deadpool appearance, it’s likely that the other two movies in the deal involve X-Force, a sequel, and then a third film.
Drew Goddard (Daredevil) remains set to write and direct X-Force despite the Disney and Fox deal. Time is of the essence, so it’s likely we’ll see the movie sooner rather than later, especially since the studio likely wants to cash in on Deadpool as much as possible. There’s no word yet on whether Goddard will also work on the sequel.
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