20th Century Fox has updated its release schedule, and in the shakeup, two X-Men films have been pushed back.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which was originally slated for a November 2nd release this year, will now hit theaters on February 14th, 2019. No reason was given for the delay. However, director Simon Kinberg previously said that he wanted plenty of post-production time to fully realize the CGI, so that may have influenced the move.
Additionally, The New Mutants has gotten another delay. The film was infamously pushed back from its April 13th release to February 22nd, 2019. Well, it’s now scheduled to arrive on August 2nd, 2019. The movie is expected to undergo reshoots (which will add a new character), so this delay will give more time to pull that off.
Originally, both of these films, along with Deadpool 2, were scheduled to release this year, giving Fox three Marvel-based films in one year. However, we just have Deadpool 2 to deal with this year. The other two join Gambit, which is currently scheduled for June 7th, 2019.
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