Late last year, it was reported that X-Men's Bryan Singer had been fired from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher. With X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants pushed back to next year, Fox has opted to bump up the release date of the Queen biopic.
According to Deadline, Bohemian Rhapsody has now been moved from its original Christmas release to Nov. 2, 2018, the original release date for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Meanwhile, Dark Phoenix now sits at a release on Valentine's Day 2019.
When reports came out of Singer getting fired from BP, it was said that he conducted himself in an unprofessional manner, and had clashed with star Rami Malek who is set to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It looks like the movie is proceeding as scheduled, especially with Fox confident enough to bump up the release.
As for Dark Phoenix and New Mutants, a lot of speculation is surrounding the delay. Some guess that the cause could be the merger between Disney and Fox, but it could be something else entirely. Honestly, I just want Fox to end their muddled up timeline of an X-Men franchise and have Marvel Studios just restart everything anew.
Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters Nov. 2, while X-Men: Dark Phoenix comes out Feb. 14, 2019.