Published: Wed, March 28, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Fox shuffles release dates of X-Men Dark Phoenix, Bohemian Rhapsody

Fox shuffles release dates of X-Men Dark Phoenix, Bohemian Rhapsody

X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the next installment in the main X-Men franchise, and the horror-tinged spinoff The New Mutants have both had their release dates delayed, moving Dark Phoenix out of 2018 entirely and pushing New Mutants all the way back to next summer.

20th Century Fox is changing around its movie release dates for the X-Men sequel "Dark Phoenix" and the X-Men character film "The New Mutants".

Fresh off the news that Fox's X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants would both be delayed significantly, reports are starting to leak out about what exactly caused the projects to be bumped into 2019.

The original release date for Dark Phoenix was November 2, 2018 but Fox felt it wasn't enough time to touch up the new footage and add it to the original cut.

New Mutants has also been delayed, moving yet again after being delayed from its April 13, 2018 release to February 2019.

Set in 1992, almost a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, the team are considered national heroes but when a solar flare hits them during a space rescue Jean uneleases the Phoenix.

Back in February, Maisie Williams, who stars in the X-Men spin-off as Rahne Sinclair (AKA Wolfsbane), told ScreenRant the rumours of reshoots were totally false. For some reason, Fox seems to have a lot of concerns with DARK PHOENIX and NEW MUTANTS.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed and written by Simon Kinberg, and based on the classic X-Men story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The Tracking Board even suggests that New Mutants could end up premiering on Disney's new streaming service and bypass a theatrical release altogether. The original version of the film was directed by Josh Boone. Now, thanks to the latest release date shuffle from 20 Century Fox, we're down to just Deadpool 2.

The studio has also moved Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would be King two weeks back from February 14 to March 1, 2019.

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