Men: Dark Phoenix And The New Mutants Both Get Pushed Back

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The move also gives Bohemian Rhapsody better position as far as awards season goes, since Christmas Day releases can sometimes find it hard to gain traction so late in the Oscar race.

It takes over the release date from Dark Phoenix, which has moved to February 14, 2019, where it will open against Paramount's Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne comedy Instant Family.

Fox has shuffled its release schedule, moving forward the Freddy Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" while pushing back its "X-Men" spinoffs "The New Mutants" and "Dark Phoenix".

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Bohemian Rhapsody is facing some speed bumps after director Bryan Singer was replaced by Dexter Fletcher after he was accused of unprofessional behaviour on set. This puts the release of Dark Phoenix in a similar time of year as Fox's Marvel-based hits Deadpool, released in February 2016, and Logan, released in March 2017.

Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants plans to flip the script on the superhero genre by injecting it with a horror movie element. Even rumors that the movie - which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Maisie Williams and Alice Braga - is in a lot of trouble don't necessarily explain the protracted wait for its release. New Regency and GK Films are the production companies. That film, starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and formerly directed by Bryan Singer (Dexter Fletcher has now taken over), will now open on Dark Phoenix's old release date of November 2 later this year, moving up from Christmas Day. In the movie, the X-Men are now national heroes.

Fox also took police thriller "The Force" off its scheduled March 1, 2019, release and moved adventure "The Kid Who Would Be King" into its place from February 14, 2019.

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