Fans have been breathlessly awaiting the sequel to Deadpool since the moment it released, and they won’t be waiting much longer. Fox announced the official release date for Deadpool 2 on Saturday morning, and the follow-up to their surprise hit will debut on June 1, 2018.
It’s a relief to finally get the most important piece of information on Deadpool 2 following a steady stream of leaks on the project over the last year or so. The recently-released teaser for Deadpool 2 even poked fun at the anticipation in typical Deadpool fashion, with the words “Not Soon Enough” standing in for the release date:
The new movie will feature significant additions to the cast; Josh Brolin was selected to play the legendary mercenary Cable, and don’t be surprised if other member of the X-Men slowly start finding their way into the Deadpool series.
Deadpool 2 will be part of an X-Men heavy lineup for the movie studio in 2018, as three different movies in the X-Men universe are set to release next year. New Mutants—a popular-spin off in the comic series featuring a cast of younger, teenaged mutants—will hit the box office first on April 13, 2018. The movie is expected to feature the junior X-Men facing off against one of their long-time enemies, Demon Bear.