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X Men: Dark Phoenix release date, cast and controversies as trailer arrives
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. Last week, X-Men fans were finally able to get excited about the long-awaited Dark Phoenix movie, as Fox debuted the very first trailer ahead of its February 14, release date. However, the excitement quickly subsided just a day later, when it was announced that Dark Phoenix would be pushed back for a second time , going from February 14th to June 7th, taking the spot previously held by Gambit. Given that the movie had already been pushed back from its original date in , due to a period of reshoots, fans were understandably disappointed to learn that the wait would once again be extended. However, director Simon Kinberg has revealed that there are plenty of reasons not to worry. While speaking to Collider , the filmmaker revealed that the date change is actually a good thing for Dark Phoenix , allowing more time for special effects to be finished, and appealing to a global audience. We looked at that date versus the February 14th date, the studio did and we did, we felt like that June date was a bigger opportunity for us globally. More screens, more IMAX screens, a better chance to play in China where these movies have a massive following. What we found when we released the trailer was that 44, 45 million views of the trailer were in China alone… Specific for us, it is an opportunity to be a bigger movie day-and-date globally.
The upcoming Marvel movie has been surrounded by concern after its release was pushed back, there were reports of bad test screenings and then it was revealed a number of reshoots were taking place. Some of the stars of the film have tried to play down the furore surrounding it, reassuring fans that it will not disappoint. The screening is said to have happened in February this year and it was the following month that Fox announced it was being pushed back a year. Clearly to allow time for the reshoots. He knows the characters and story better than anyone because he wrote it. I think it was easy for him and it was very calm.
The film was originally scheduled for November , being pushed back to February before ultimately landing on a summer due date. And then there were certain things in the first two acts of the movie — very few things, but to set up those changes in the third act we had to adjust some things in the first two acts so that that all was fluid and felt consistent. Lamar Johnson and Daniel Cudmore are signed on for yet-unknown roles. Cudmore previously played Colossus in the X-Men franchise, with confusion over whether he will take on a new role or not for Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain has been confirmed for a mystery role too. Reports have since stated that Chastain will portray a character called Smith, with suggestions that the role could be a gender-swapped version of Mastermind, the telepathic supervillain.