20th Century Fox has officially announced the release date for X-MEN 2. The film is set to hit theater screens on May 2, 2003. That release date sets up a summer that will also likely include THE MATRIX RELOADED, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES and THE INCREDIBLE HULK.
While talking to Variety, director Bryan Singer spoke of the new release date, saying, "We wanted to build on X-MEN's summer success. We decided (May 2) would be the best place to kick off a summer that has other sci-fi/fantasy fare."
There's been a lot of buzz regarding new mutant characters turning up in the second film. On this point, all Singer would say was: "We want to keep those characters a surprise. But there will be some really interesting new characters, both young and old."