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Fox Pushes Back Release Dates of The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix

March 27, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Coming Soon reports that 20th Century Fox has pushed back the release dates of seven films, including X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants.

Dark Phoenix was set for November 2 and will now arrive on February 14, 2019. It is set ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse. It was written and directed by Simon Kinberg, with a cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Lamar Johnson, and Sophie Turner.

Here’s a synopsis: Picking up ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Dark Phoenix finds the X-Men in a place they’ve never been before: National heroes! The team embarks on a routine mission into space where things quickly take a turn and they find themselves in a battle with an intergalactic force over team member Jean Grey.

Meanwhile, this will be the second time The New Mutants is pushed back. It was originally set for April 13, then was moved to February 22, 2019. It will now arrive on August 2, 2019. It was directed by Josh Boone and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, and Alice Braga.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about Freddie Mercury, was moved up from December 25 to November 2. It was directed by Dexter Fletcher (replacing Bryan Singer) and stars Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy, and Gwilym Lee.

The Kid Who Would Be King from writer/director Joe Cornish was moved from February 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019. It stars Louis Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Doris, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson, and Patrick Stewart. Here’s a synopsis: The film tells the story of Alex, a twelve-year-old British schoolboy whose everyday problems are dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword Excalibur. Now, with the most powerful sword in history in the hands of the most powerless schoolboy in Britain, an epic adventure begins as Alex and his friends must thwart a medieval villain named Morgana, who is hell-bent on destroying the world.

The Force, from James Mangold (based on the novel by Don Winslow), has been removed from the schedule after being previously set for March 1, 2019.

Breakthrough will open April 12, 2019. It was directed by Roxann Dawson and stars Chrissy Metz and Topher Grace.

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise has been moved from January 18, 2019 to April 19, 2019. It features the voices of Will Smith and Tom Holland, with Nick Bruno and Troy Quane co-directing.