20th Century Fox has shaken up its release schedule with two of its “X-Men” films being subjected to major delays.
While 2018 was supposed to be the year of three “X-Men” films, now two of those have been shoved to 2019. “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, which was originally slated to open November 2nd this year, has now been delayed until February 14th 2019.
Additionally “The New Mutants,” which was originally supposed to open next month and then got delayed until February 22nd 2019, has been pushed back a further six months and will now open August 2nd 2019.
They’re not the only shake-ups though. Dexter Fletcher, who took over from Bryan Singer on the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has obviously gotten the film in to shape because Fox has moved it up two months and will now open it November 2nd this year instead of Christmas Day.
Joe Cornish’s “The Kid Who Would Be King” has been delayed but only briefly – from February 14th 2019 to March 1st 2019. The animated “Spies in Disguise” has moved back three months to April 19th 2019. Roxann Dawson’s new film “Breakthrough” (previously titled “The Impossible”) has set an April 12th 2019 wide release, and James Mangold’s adaptation of Don Winslow’s “The Force” has been pulled from its March 1st 2019 release with no new date set.
Source: The Tracking Board