After being pushed back earlier this year, both of Fox’s upcoming X-Men movies are getting delayed once again for extensive reshoots, 20th Century Fox has announced.
Dark Phoenix, a movie about the Jean Grey firebird spirit, has been delayed from late 2018 to February 2019. While no footage has been seen of the movie yet, some promotional shots were released last year. New Mutants is getting pushed even further despite originally being scheduled for April 2018. The movie is now aiming for August 2019, a full sixteen months after the original intended date.
Reshoots are fairly common and don’t indicate anything is wrong with the movie. In an interview in with The Playlist, New Mutants star Anya Taylor-Joy confirmed that the reshoots for that movie were to introduce a new character to the story.