The first trailer for Dark Phoenix, the next installment of the X-Men franchise, arrived earlier this week. Considering all the rumblings about trouble behind the scenes, the trailer gave us a promising look at the second attempt to bring one of the most beloved and iconic comic book story arcs to the big screen after it was flubbed quite spectacularly in X-Men: The Last Stand. Now director and producer Simon Kinberg has provided some details worth noting in this first glimpse of the sequel. Read More »

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Update #2: We’ve added some speculation in our original post below as to how these conflicting reports took place.

Update: A new report has debunked the previous reports that X-Men: Dark Phoenix was set to undergo three months of reshoots. Collider reports that the X-Men sequel will go back to Montreal for additional photography for no longer than two and a half weeks. Our original story follows.

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Dark times may be ahead for the production of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. After initial photography was completed last year, it was expected that Simon Kinberg‘s upcoming X-Men sequel would undergo reshoots, but new reports of a lengthy reshoot schedule suggest quite a literal rebirth for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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dark phoenix plot details

What do you want from an X-Men movie? Do you want a Christopher Nolan-esque story grounded in reality? Or do you want something with, um…aliens? How about both?! Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg says you can expect the best of both worlds for his upcoming X-Men film.

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Dark Phoenix and New Mutants Delays

Update: The Hollywood Reporter has more details on the Dark Phoenix reshoots. It seems that the third act of the movie needs some work and the reshoots are expected to cost under $10 million.

Earlier today, news dropped that Fox was moving X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants all the way to 2019. We now have a clearer picture about why this happened, and what the future holds for these films. More on the Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delays below.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix will rise a little later than anticipated. 20th Century Fox release dates have been reshuffled, pushing back the release of X-Men properties Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants.

In the place of X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘s November 2018 release date will be the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

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X-Men Dark Phoenix

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is showing no signs of slowing down, the X-Men franchise has been running out of steam. Even though Logan was a huge success, that movie went against the grain of the primary X-Men franchise. Meanwhile, X-Men: Apocalypse was a massive disappointment, and fans have been wondering if producer Simon Kinberg has any tricks left up his sleeve as he steps behind the camera for the first time with the next sequel.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will adapt an iconic storyline from legendary X-Men comics writer Chris Claremont. And no pressure: it’s only one of the most revered arcs in the long history of the mutant series. This will be the second time the film franchise has attempted to bring it to life on the big screen after X-Men: The Last Stand poorly adapted the storyline, but Claremont doesn’t see that as a problem. In fact, he hopes that this will be the X-Men movie that gives the Avengers a run for their money. Read More »

x-men dark phoenix score

There’s no putting this rock god into retirement. Last year, Hans Zimmer dramatically announced that he was “retiring from the superhero business” after he was beaten down from composing the score for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

But that retirement was short-lived, as it appears that the Oscar-winning composer is returning to superhero movies to score Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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2018 movie photos

2018 is fast approaching, and that means we’re due for a surge in new photos from the year’s most anticipated movies. Superheroes, magical nannies, and VR video game players galore populate a new batch of 2018 movie photos. And while we’ve already seen a few sneak peeks at films like X-Men: Dark Phoenix, A Wrinkle in Time, and Avengers: Infinity War, these new photos give us something new to chew on.

See some of the new 2018 movie photos below.

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X-Men Apocalypse criticism

These days, filmmakers doing press for an upcoming sequel tend to transform their interviews into an ongoing apology tour for the previous movie. “Yeah, that one stank, but we learned a lot and this one will be better!” has been trotted out enough to feel meaningless at this point. Still, X-Men: Apocalypse was so bad that I can’t help but cling to Simon Kinberg‘s words when the longtime franchise writer/producer (and director of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix) admits that the previous core film in the series flopped on a pure creative level.

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Update: More images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix have been released and we’ve added them below.

Out of the ashes of Apocalypse, a phoenix is born.

A first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been released, along with plot details about Jean Grey’s turn to the dark side. The famous comic book arc was dabbled with in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand with Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, but the soft reboot of First Class has allowed the X-Men universe to have another go at the acclaimed X-Men storyline, with the new Jean, played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, at the center of it all.

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