'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and 'The New Mutants' release dates pushed back

Fox Delays X Men Movies

20th Century Fox is changing around its movie release dates for the X-Men sequel "Dark Phoenix" and the X-Men character film "New Mutants", the studio announced Tuesday. Such a hold up has prompted the film to push its release date back, once again, to August 2, 2019. The Dark Phoenix delays are due to scheduling conflicts for reshoots, but Fox allegedly wants nearly 50% of New Mutants to be reshot.

Makers say X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a lot of pressure on it. The test screening led the studio to request some relatively standard tweaks that will require some additional shooting, but it proved easier said than done to get stars like Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence all back together for filming.

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 given the in-demand nature of this A-list cast, getting all the necessary cast members assembled for reshoots is no easy task. Now, thanks to the latest release date shuffle from 20 Century Fox, we're down to just Deadpool 2. NEW MUTANTS in particular is pretty odd.

As for The New Mutants, it's apparently been delayed because it's not scary enough.

The New Mutants, Josh Boone's horror-tinged take on Marvel's teen heroes, stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton, and had earlier jumped from April 13 to February 22, 2019. "So, hopefully, all of these reshoots and adding of the new character that will give the fans an altogether satisfactory, wonderful product". Boone delivered a cut to Fox that he was happy with, but Fox wants more. If the merger clears federal regulatory hurdles, Fox could be folded into the Disney empire by early 2019 - right when Dark Phoenix is now slated to arrive.

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