X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants have both been delayed. Dark Phoenix will now be released on February 14th, 2019 instead of November 2nd of this year – while The New Mutants will be released on August 19th, 2019 instead of February 22nd, 2019.
It’s a pretty interesting move but not really a surprising one, since The New Mutants has already been delayed once before, as it’s been said that FOX wanted the movie to be scarier. Director Josh Boone has said they are making a full fledged horror movie:
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character.”
Maybe they saw more of Apocalypse in this film? Whatever the case, hopefully X-Men fans get to see these movies sooner rather than later. FOX shouldn’t be too worried, though, as they do have Deadpool 2 coming out in May and with the potential Disney/FOX merger looming, who knows what’ll happen to a lot of these franchises.
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