Ryan Reynolds' 'Deadpool 2' has a new release date and it's May 18

The original 'Deadpool' was a surprise box office hit when it was released in 2016 and expectations are higher now for the upcoming sequel 'Deadpool 2'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 12, 2018, 02.49 AM (IST)

Makers of Ryan Reynolds starrer "Deadpool 2" have announced an earlier release for the film shifting the dates from June 1 to May 18, 2018. 

20th Century Fox is not only shuffling the release dates for "Deadpool 2" but its slate of X-Men films, "The New Mutants" and the adaptation of "Gambit". 

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While "Deadpool 2" sees an early release, horror-tinged "The New Mutants" has been pushed from April 13, 2018, to February 22, 2019. This is being done partially to ensure that the two films don’t overlap theatrical runs in some overseas markets.

The studio’s long-delayed adaptation of Gambit is also getting pushed, moving from February 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019.

This shift comes in the wake of a revelation that director Gore Verbinski has departed the project due to scheduling issues.

The new release date of "Deadpool 2" puts the film in theatres a week before Disney is slated to release "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

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The original Deadpool was a surprise box office hit when it released in theatres in the year 2016 which increases pressure on the sequel to perform equally if not better.

The film will now be releasing sandwiched between two big superhero movies, "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

Watch how Twitter users reacted to the news: 

Twitter erupted with joy after the announcement of new dates of release (WION)

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