Welp, Now We Know Why Those X-MEN Movies Are So Delayed


X-Men fans are going to have to wait a bit longer for the release of Dark Phoenix and New Mutants.

Taking that November 2 slot is Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", which was set to bow on Christmas. Sources confirm to Collider the rumor that the film will undergo reshoots to introduce an entirely new character. The former will be debuting on March 1, 2019 and the latter has no release date at this time. The X-Men spinoff was originally scheduled for release on April 13 of this year, and moved to 2019 in January.

What's happening with "New Mutants" sounds a little reminiscent of what happened to Josh Trank on "Fantastic Four", another 20th Century Fox production.

The report continues to read that actor Sophie Turner, also know for playing Sansa Stark in the American fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, will now return as the younger Jean from X-Men: Apocalypse to tell a more comic book-accurate story. But it does lead one to wonder what trouble might be afoot with Dark Phoenix, which seemed to be chugging along fairly drama-free. Amongst those involved are X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants.

"Dark Phoenix" is now pushed to February 2019 from its original November 2, 2018 date.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix based on the classic X-Men comic series The Dark Phoenix Saga, will feature the story of the Phoenix Force inheriting Jen Grey's (Sophie Turner) body, unlocking her true power and turning her into a unsafe force. The film differs in tone from the rest of the X-Men franchise, as it will tackle a horror-centric setting. Director Josh Boone delivered a cut of the film that he was happy with, but Fox wants this movie to stand out as tonally distinct the same way Logan and Deadpool did. There is a lot of speculation that this is because of Disney buying Fox, and maybe the films are being changed to fit better in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I just don't buy it.