It would seem, as far as anyone can tell, that the “X-Men” movie franchise as we know it is over now. Technically it’s not official — Disney and Fox have not declared at any point that they’re closing it down so that the mutants can be rebooted and incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But we all know that day is coming.
Despite the fact that we know that “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is almost certainly the last one of these, it ends on a somewhat ambiguous note. Yes, the spinoff “New Mutants” is in the works. And yes, a third “Deadpool” film starring Ryan Reynolds is a virtual certainty. But the “Deadpool” films are pretty much their own thing, connecting to the “X-Men” film series usually just to make jokes.