A whopping six X-Men films will be released over two years

They'll arrive in 2019-2020.

X-Men fans have a lot to be thankful for as it’s been revealed that eight X-Men movies are set to hit the big screen over the next three years.

Disney acquired the rights and assets of Twentieth Century Fox back in December last year, but it’s looking like this won’t affect the output of X-Men movies that are already in development with Twentieth Century Fox.

As it stands, two X-Men movies will be released this year – a ‘Deadpool’ sequel on 18 May, and ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ on 2 November.

It has already been confirmed that X-Force character Domino will appear in ‘Deadpool 2, with both Janelle Monae and Kerry Washington linked to the role.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that a further three X-Men films will arrive in 2019, with three more expected in 2020.

One of the films for 2019 will be ‘The New Mutants’, which was pushed back from a 2018 release. The movie – starring ‘Game of Thrones‘ actress Maisie Williams – is now due for release on 22 February, 2019.

You can watch the terrifying trailer here.

X-Men spin-off, ‘Gambit’ is currently scheduled for release on 14 February, 2019, however it’s not known whether the departure of three directors will cause the film to be delayed.

Gore Verbinski followed in the footsteps of previous directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Lipman by quitting, after joining the project last year. The film is still without a director.

‘Gambit’ is set to star Channing Tatum as the titular mutant.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence has explained why she is returning to the ‘X-Men’ franchise, after her contract expired with 2016’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.

Marvel creator and X-Men co-creator, Stan Lee, recently revealed that he’s been fighting pneumonia, letting fans know via a video that he’s been sick, but is hoping to recover soon.