Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool 2 has received a new release date. 20th Century Fox announced that the 2016 sequel hits theaters on May 18, 2018, instead of its previous release date of June 1, 2018, allowing fans to see the action movie two weeks earlier.

Deadpool 2 Competes With Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story

Why did 20th Century Fox change Deadpool 2's release date? The studio wanted to compete against Sony's Slender Man, as well as, Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story. Most importantly, Fox didn't want the film to clash with its X-Men movie New Mutants.

Reynolds released a Wet On Wet teaser trailer impersonating Bob Ross, a famous painter who hosted PBS's The Joy of Painting in the mid 90's. In the trailer, we see other Deadpool stars from the movie, including Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Leslie Uggams. The superhero film also stars newcomer Zazie Beetz as mutant Domino. Reynolds' gives advice to Deadpool fans saying, "hugs not drugs!"

Deadpool's original director Tim Miller left the film over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds. "He hadn't formally signed a deal to continue, but he was developing the script and by all accounts had planned to return behind the camera for a film Fox will release in 2018." Co-director David Leitch joined the Deadpool team after Tim Miller dropped out.

Ryan Reynolds announced Deadpool 2 began production on June 27, 2017. The star took to Instagram to tease an image for the film, which says, "The sun sets on day 1. Feels good to be back. This dog can hunt." Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18, 2018.

Another Movie, Another Director Dropout, Just A Day In Hollywood

Lastly, Channing Tatum's Gambit release date changed to June 7, 2019. The film, which has been through a handful of directors, is looking to replace Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean). We're not sure who will replace Verbinski, but we'll be sure to let you know once we hear anything from the studio.

Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, the New Orleans native became well-known for being able to mentally manipulate kinetic energy. Gambit first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.

What film are you most excited to see in theaters this year? Ryan Reynold's Deadpool 2, Channing Tatum's Gambit or Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story? Let us know in the comment section below.

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