'Deadpool 2' gets June 2018 release date

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) 20th Century Fox studio has set "Deadpool 2" release date for a June 1, 2018.

Ryan Reynolds returns as the foul-mouthed superhero with Josh Brolin as Cable in the superhero sequel. Shooting is expected to start in June this year, reports variety.com.

Reynolds is also a producer of the films with "Deadpool" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning along with Drew Goddard assisting.

"John Wick" co-director David Leitch came on board to lead "Deadpool 2" last fall after Tim Miller dropped out due to creative differences with Reynolds.

Fox made a string of dating announcements on Saturday.

It also unveiled release dates for two other Marvel titles, both "X-Men" spinoffs -- "The New Mutants", which opens April 13, 2018, and "Dark Phoenix" for November 2, 2018.