April 24 (UPI) -- Fox has dated three films as part of their X-Men franchise including Deadpool 2, X-Men: Apocalypse sequel Dark Phoenix and spinoff project New Mutants.
Deadpool 2 is now slated to arrive in theaters on June 1, 2018 as production on the sequel commences in June in Vancouver.
The original Deadpool was a box-office smash taking in $783 million worldwide to become the highest grossing R-rated film of all time.
Dark Phoenix meanwhile is set to release on Nov. 2, 2018.
The announcement confirmed that the new film in the mainline X-Men series will tackle the Phoenix Force that inherits Jean Grey's (Sophie Turner) body following the events of X-Men: Apocalypse in which the powerful mutant was seen tapping into her hidden power.
Jean Grey's transformation into the Phoenix was also the subject of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand which was changed following the events of 2014's time-bending X-Men Days of Future Past.
Turner had previously mentioned that she would returning to film X-Men soon following production on Season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Spinoff New Mutants will be releasing first ahead of Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix on April 13, 2018.