Like Sony’s deal with all things Spider-Man, 20th Century Fox will own the X-Men license until it no longer uses it. A lot of people fear that oversaturation will kill the superhero genre, and that fear is valid. Especially when Fox has plans to spit out nine movies set in the X-Men universe over the next four years.
Deadline published today that Fox has two slots in 2019 reserved for its branch of the Marvel universe: June 7 and November 22. Those are prime spots, but it is unknown what they have planned to put there. It could be anything at the moment, and plans this early are subject to change.
Further out, the X-Men flag has been placed on March 13, June 26, and October 2, 2020. Currently no movie is scheduled opposite these mysterious pictures, with the exception of March, due to an untitled Pixar project anticipated to release on the same day.
The furthest date on Fox’s calendar is March 5, 2021. Once again, it’s a placeholder with nothing known of what would go there. But Fox would like something.
So what’ve they got cooking? There’s Deadpool 3, a spinoff of Logan focused on the Laura character, and an X-Force flick. All these projects might appear on one of those dates, or might not. It’s just too early.
For some surer bets, here’s Fox’s 2018 super-schedule: The New Mutants on April 13, Deadpool 2 on June 1, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on Nov. 2.