X-Men: Dark Phoenix And New Mutants Delayed

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The year began with superhero fans expecting 2018 to deliver no fewer than three movies in the X-Men universe: Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. But now only the first of these will arrive before the end of the year. It has been announced that Dark Phoenix has moved back to February 2019, while the already-delayed New Mutants has shifted back even further into next year.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was originally scheduled to arrive on November 2, but Fox have confirmed that it will now hit theaters on February 14, 2019. The movie is directed by Simon Kinberg, who will make his directing debut after years as a writer and producer on X-Men movies. It's set to tell the classic Dark Phoenix story from Marvel's comic books, and stars Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence. While we are yet to see any footage from the movie, some first images were released in December.

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As for The New Mutants, the movie was originally due next month. A trailer and several viral tweets were revealed late last year to promote it, before the release was moved to February 2019. But with Dark Phoenix now pushed to that month, The New Mutants will now open on August 2, which is 16 months after first scheduled.

Earlier this month, New Mutants star Anya Taylor-Joy spoke about her frustration with the delays. "The only thing that I could say, without being in trouble, is that it being delayed is disappointing, frustrating in fact, because we were all very excited for it to be released on April 13," she said. "I don't mean just disappointing for me, but I'm sure there are a lot of other fans that were looking forward to seeing it."

Taylor-Joy also confirmed the rumor that part of delay was due to reshoots that will introduce a new character. "I don't think it being delayed is a bad thing because it's definitely more important to make sure that we get it right than rushing to make a date," she said. "So, hopefully, all of these reshoots and adding of the new character that will give the fans an altogether satisfactory, wonderful product."

In related news, the first full trailer for Deadpool 2 was released last week. It followed a series of less conventional promos, but this one gave us our first proper look at the movie, which hits theaters in May. You can also check out our breakdown of the trailer here.

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wexorian

Can't they cancel it ? Fans will say THANKS to marvel for canceling FOX x-men and rebooting it , THANKS!!

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shadowwarrior4

how about fox just cancels this plie of garbage , apocalypse sucked anyway

let disney step in and show you how its done

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Xristophoros

@shadowwarrior4: riggght. you mean have disney kidify every property they touch? no thanks. i liked the original horror premise of new mutants exactly the way it was described and shown in the trailer. disney will turn it into scooby-doo. disney has no business sticking its nose in more serious properties because it doesn't understand that market. this is why i believe all the new mutant re-shoots are the result of disney being too afraid to release it as is and needing to dumb it down for the avengers kiddies.

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wexorian

@Xristophoros: I would take your comment but FOX x-men SUCK since 3rd movie include Logan movies , only last one was worth of something.

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Xristophoros

@wexorian: if we go over all the fox movies... the original xmen from 2000, as well as xmen 2 were good movies. then you have xmen: first class, xmen: days of future and the best of all... logan. that's 5 great xmen movies. logan in particular is one of the best superhero movies of all time... i would give fox a break for their missteps since they did get a few right. also, don't forget, it was fox who revived the superhero genre back in 2000, even before the smash hit that was spiderman in 2002.

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DarthBluntSaber

Yeah I sort of with they would just cancel both new mutants and dark Phoenix.

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koospetoors

@darthbluntsaber: How about you just don't go watch them?

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DarthBluntSaber

@koospetoors: That was already my plan. Thanks for your concern.

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InnerGame

OK, I'm waiting for Deadpool only. I hope Deadpool 2 arrives on time.

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XerBlade

Okay guys, quick correction. The new date for New Mutants is August 2, 2019, not August 19.

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ThePlantain

Great, now just go ahead and cancel that garbage.

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cornbredx

That's fine. This movie is a sequel to the last Xmen movie, and that movie was terrible. Really really bad. It's a shame, too, I like the first two. They just had no idea how to handle Apocalypse.

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gamingdevil800

Just cancel this version of X Men and start over in the Disney MCU.

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@gamingdevil800: Please God no, I don't want Professor X to be a wise cracking sidekick of The Hulk.

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gamingdevil800

@graffitiheart: It's gonna happen and you're gonna like it.

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AustinP

@gamingdevil800: Disney will do that for sure.

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Wojtini

@gamingdevil800: They can still use "multiverse" crap to just teleport x-men into MCU world.

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SirNormanislost

@wojtini: yeah they can, but do we actually want any of them other than deadpool?

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AustinP

@SirNormanislost: Wolverine

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SirNormanislost

@austinp: Jackman yes (Stuart, Mckellen etc as well) but the films.... Logan was good but can't really use logan after that and the other wolverine films were awful

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SirNormanislost

"it's set to tell the classic dark pheonix story" but it's not going to be the classic version, based on the casting it's going the ultimate version and probably an even more bastardised version of that

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toffifee

After the crap fest that was "Apocalypse", I no longer have any expectations for this movie. They have already butchered the origin of Dark Phoenix, again. If they had done a MCU and had some bloody planning they could have made an epic saga, but no.

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wexorian

@toffifee: That's my point as well, Dark Phoenix saga was UNIVERSAL threat to start off that's why it fits to MCU roster than Awfull fox Verse.

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ThePlantain

@toffifee: Yea, Apocalypse was awful and that version of Jean/Phoenix they have is bad. Even the actress is horrible.