The slate removal signals the end of 20 years of Fox films based around the “X-Men,” dating back to the original 2000 blockbuster that made Hugh Jackman into a star with his performance as Wolverine. 12 films in the franchise have been released, including the Oscar-nominated “Logan” and the “Deadpool” spinoff films. The series will conclude with the already-produced horror spinoff “The New Mutants,” which Disney moved from August 2019 to April 2020.
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Moving forward, it is expected that any films involving Marvel characters owned by Fox will now be developed by Marvel Studios, though it will be a few years before they join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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