– by Joseph Jammer Medina

20th Century Fox may be developing the most projects they have ever, but it looks like the ones that are deep in post-production are having some real problems — at least that’s what it looks like from the outside looking in. The studio has announced that both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants have been delayed.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was originally slated to bow into theaters on November 2, 2018, but it’s now been pushed back a few months to February 14, 2019. The New Mutants is a film that was supposed to hit theaters next month, but earlier this year, it was pushed back to February 22, 2019. But if you were worried about it clashing with Dark Phoenix, fret not, as the film has been delayed a second time to August 19, 2019.

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When last we heard regarding The New Mutants, they had delayed the film in order to insert a new character in reshoots and make the movie scarier. This was especially odd since we’d already gotten a teaser trailer for the film — one that showcased the horror front-and-center. The fact that it’s delayed a year and a half seems to be evidence that there may be bigger problems than we initially hoped.

In regards to X-Men: Dark Phoenix, there have been no rumors surrounding the overall quality of that film, or any on-set drama, though it is worth noting that it is the result of first-time director Simon Kinberg. Perhaps they needed the extra months to get some extra reshoots in, or perhaps they wanted to steer clear of a crowded month that features The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.