Fox Delays X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants into 2019

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That still holds true, and while we hear the film tested well, it's not "scary" enough. More on the Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delays below. It takes over the release date from Dark Phoenix, which has moved to February 14, 2019, where it will open against Paramount's Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne comedy Instant Family.

Considering that New Mutants was originally scheduled to release in only a matter of weeks before being delayed the first time not too long ago, and now being delayed again does not seem to bode well for its quality and success.

Now, Collider has the inside story explaining why these X-movies were moved.

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 risky force. After recent test screenings, the producers felt some additional photography was needed. Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Sophie Turner and James McAvoy lead the film. But given the in-demand nature of this A-list cast, getting all the necessary cast members assembled for reshoots is no easy task.

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Fox released photos from Dark Phoenix earlier this year, and it's been confirmed that Hans Zimmer will be composing the score.

For Dark Phoenix, it's a little different. That doesn't sound particularly dire. NEW MUTANTS in particular is pretty odd.

Collider reports that at least 50% of "New Mutants" needs to be reshot. In this new date, Josh Boone's New Mutants will debut opposite Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer. In fact, it looked like a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, with mutants.

The reshoots that the studio wants are now even more significant. 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.

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