Fox announced today it will be delaying some of its planned X-Men-related feature films. No worries — Deadpool 2 is still coming out on time. It’s what comes after that isn’t ready yet.
Originally, X-Men: Dark Phoenix was scheduled to open November 2, 2018. After today’s decision, it’s been pushed back to February 14, 2019. Reportedly this is because the film needs reshoots, and the all-star cast (with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence) isn’t available until August at the earliest.
Fox is also delaying their super-horror movie The New Mutants into August 2, 2019. The picture has now been hit with a second delay. Originally scheduled for next month, it was moved to February 2019 — but Dark Phoenix now has that spot, and you don’t mess with her, so it’s been pushed all the way into the summer after next. It’s also getting some reshoots in its down time, which will rewrite the movie enough to add a new character.
Deadpool 2 isn’t coming out when it originally planned to either — but in that case, the release date was moved UP, from June 1 to May 18.