New ‘Deadpool movie to open on December 21

Los Angeles: Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox has added a yet untitled “Deadpool” movie to its 2018 slate.

The move is a part of a few changes to the studio’s release calendar, including pushing back “Alita: Battle Angel” and “Dark Phoenix”, reports

The “Deadpool” movie will open in wide release on December 21.

Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita…” will move from December 21 to February 14, 2019 and “Dark Phoenix”, the next X-Men installment, moves from February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019.

The studio has also moved its long-in-development “X-Men” spinoff “Gambit”, from June 7, 2019 to March 13, 2020.

According to, the “Deadpool” film could be a kid-friendly re-release of “Deadpool 2”.

The release date changes come as the pending Disney/Fox merger is expected to close in 2019, which will give Disney’s Marvel Studios the rights to the X-Men.