The long-awaited X-Men: Dark Phoenix is apparently close to being seen by the public. According to a report from ComicBook.com, 20th Century Fox’s Weibo (China’s version of Twitter) account posted an image which stated that fans would get a look at the film via its first trailer in a matter of days.
One of the last gasps of the (alleged pervert) Singer continuity, the movie went into production in June 2017 and finished in October of the same year. Initially, the ’90s set installment was supposed to come out in 2018, but ended up being pushed back into 2019 by the studio. While many outlets have speculated and reported on what this delay means (theories include incorporation into the MCU, deliberately tanking it as a tax write-off, etc.), current reports suggest standard reshoots baked into the production schedule of most modern blockbusters are the reason for the wait.
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In fact, director and long-time franchise writer/producer Simon Kinberg reiterated this when speaking to Entertainment Weekly. In a piece published by the outlet in May, the first time director said “it’s normal for all these big movies now. We’ll go back when we can get all those actors together, and then it will give me enough time to have it ready and looking perfect.”
As it stands, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to open on Valentines Day 2019 and honestly, if this is really the end of the convoluted current franchise, I’m ok with it. Fox’s X-Men films have been like a roller coaster. Not in the exciting sense mind you, but in terms of quality. Some years they’re up, sometimes way way down and sometimes up again. The characters deserve better and at this point, I can’t wait for them to come home to Kevin Feige at Marvel.