Marvel fans: The productions for both Deadpool 2 and New Mutants have wrapped, which means 2018 will have more genetic variants than the Human Genome Project.
Precious little is known about Deadpool 2--except that most of the announced characters are mutants. The merc with a mouth teams up with military man Cable. Cable’s frequent partner Domino appears, and the talented Eddie Marsden has a role, albeit an unknown one. The film will include some familiar faces from Deadpool, such as Vanessa, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Colossus.
Josh Brolin, who plays Cable, must have impressed Marvel quite a bit, because the studio gave him a four-picture deal. Director Drew Goddard has just been tapped to direct the Cable/Deadpool spinoff, X-Force.
We do know more about New Mutants. Unlike the action-adventure stories of most comic book movies, New Mutants will be Fox's first Marvel horror flick. The film even has a synopsis:
“Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves.”
New Mutants arrives on April 13, 2018, while Deadpool 2 lands on June 1, 2018. This means 2018 won’t just be the year of the dog. It will be the year of the mutant.