27 Mar 2018 5:50 PM +00:00 UTC

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Delays are Due to Reshoots after Terrible Test Screening

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was originally slated to come out this November, but news had just come out today that the film has been pushed back to release February next year. Everyone is guessing as to why the movie has been delayed (along with New Mutants), and now it seems that we have a solid reason.

As per ScreenRant, Dark Phoenix has been delayed to give room for heavy reshoots after poor reactions during test screenings. Add to that, the movie can't get to work right now since main star Sophie Turner is currently working on Game of Thrones. The production will have to wait until this summer to get on with the reshoots.

To compensate for the delay, Fox has opted to push forward the Bohemian Rhapsody movie that was originally directed by Bryan Singer. From its original Christmas release date, BR is now set to come out on Dark Phoenix's initial release window, Nov. 2.


Seeing that Dark Phoenix is Simon Kinberg's directorial debut, I bet a lot of people are already clamoring to find out what went wrong behind-the-scenes. Though Kinberg has had his experience with movies, it's a completely different animal to find yourself at the helm of a big budget superhero movie.

Personally, I prefer that Fox just end the muddled up X-Men timeline, and give room so that Marvel Studios can reboot all their characters for the MCU. With the X-Force still happening, I bet they could just low-key merge with the Deadpool universe and just say those movies have always been part of the MCU this whole time.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now slated for a release on Feb. 14, 2019.

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody Takes the Original Release Date of X-Men: Dark Phoenix