Director Tim Miller tapped to lead X-Men spin-off Kitty Pryde

Oh No ‘X-Men New Mutants’ Is Pushed Back To 2019 But ‘Deadpool 2’ Is Getting An Earlier Release

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"Gambit" is the last of four X-Men films now in development at Fox. Deadpool 2 has moved from a release date two weeks after Solo - and well within the box-office dominance of a modern Star Wars film - to the comparatively sleepy weekend before Solo premieres.

Most shocking, though, is that Josh Boone's horror-tinged version of New Mutants, starring Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, has moved from April 13 to February 22... of 2019.

One of those studios that are definitely in need of some of Marvel's scheduling talent is 20 Century Fox.

The news that Fox is making a Kitty Pryde solo movie has seemingly come out of nowhere, but the character's long comic history is actually packed full of stories that would be flawless for the big screen. The first trailer for New Mutants arrived previous year, and Josh Boone's horror laced movie looked like a home run.

The reason for the change is due to some overseas markets were releasing Deadpool 2 and The New Mutants at roughly around the same time. Of course, Verbinski is just the latest director to leave the project stranded, following Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman in 2015 and 2016, respectively, so this doesn't necessarily reflect that poorly on him. Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Carribean) was only attached to Gambit for a couple of months, but he joins a worryingly long list of directors who have dropped out during development. You can decide whether or not you think that one's ever gonna happen; New Mutants and Deadpool 2 are sure things.

The "Deadpool" director has pitched an idea to 20th Century Fox for the spin-off focusing Kitty Pryde, also known as Shadowcat, a young mutant able to phase through solid substances, reported Collider. Bottom line: we're getting two X-Men movies this year now, rather than three.

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