One of the most successful superhero movies of all time, Deadpool has also become one of the most influential. The R-rated Marvel Comics adaptation has proven not to be a fluke phenomenon, now that fellow Fox release Logan pulled off a similar feat without being very family friendly. So, understandably, Fox and other studios are trying to replicate those critical and box office victories with other edgier comic book properties.
Fox has a few movies in the same franchise coming out this year, including the X-Men spin-off The New Mutants, which might not similarly aim for an R rating from the MPAA but has a gritty horror-inspired story and tone. They've also got the R-rated Deadpool follow-up and the sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the title of which implies a dark tone, as well. Beyond this year, Gambit is the only thing greenlit, but other potential installments are in development, such as James Franco's hard-R-aiming Multiple Man movie and an X-23-focused Logan spin-off.
Another one in the works, Collider has just confirmed, is a Kitty Pryde solo spin-off. The special-powered mutant character has appeared in four of Fox's X-Men movies in the past, initially with minor cameo appearances by different actresses, then portrayed by Ellen Page in X-Men: The Last Stand (see below) and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Deadpool director Tim Miller is actually the one leading this project, which may or may not actually go into production down the road.
Y'ever notice how we always seem to wreck where we live a lot more effectively than any bad guys we fight ever do?