The joint venture between Disney and Fox shareholders gave superhero fans hope. Ideas of the looming possibility of the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Afterwards, a rumor stating Fox’s upcoming mutant movies canceling. With rumors come more speculation that can cause frictions between these two merging companies. Well, that rumor is very much false, perpetrated on a message board and then amplified by unsubstantiated sites.
IMAX released their quarterly earnings report also providing their upcoming slate for 2019. With X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants both included as well as their “release dates.” These dates may change due to filming. All of the speculations give it some notability with the rumors that have swirled around those films in recent days.
A claim last week, stated that 20th Century Fox was canceling both movies outright. Right before reshoots for X-Men: Dark Phoenix start in Montreal in August. Creating confusion and took fans into a whirlpool of speculation and creative theories.
Fans took this as the truth and ignored logic. Logic that any studio would spend hundreds of millions of dollars and throw it all away. For what? So they don’t have to deal with a merge conflict. This kind of film will always hit theatres then home videos, streaming, and further platforms. The goal is to make the big bucks in the theatre stage, but they won’t quit on a film that has spent a considerable amount of money.
Comments from Sophie Turner earlier this month confirmed the movement of the film.
Turner, who plays a vital part in Dark Phoenix as Jean Grey, was unavailable for reshoots until completing her contract obligations on Game of Thrones, which ended filming in July. That, and the success of Black Panther and Deadpool in the month of February, lead to Fox pushing back the X-Men movie’s release date.
“I think it’s just a few bits and bobs, reshoot-wise,” Turner said. “To be honest, I don’t even know what we’re reshooting at the moment. So I couldn’t really tell you much about that one.
“All I know is that I’ll be back in Montreal at some point soon and that Valentine’s Day release date is quite a positive thing because Black Panther got released on Valentine’s Day. So we’re keeping positive about it.”
X -men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2019. The New Mutants will premiere August 2, 2019.
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