Fox’s X-Men spin-off ‘New Mutants’, directed by Josh Boone, has been pushed back yet again. Originally set to release next month on April 22nd, it was announced towards the end of last year that the film was under-going re-shoots (and even adding in a new character) and consequently the release date was pushed back to February 22nd, 2019. Variety are now reporting that it has been pushed back even further and now won’t hit cinema screens until August 2nd, 2019!
The latest film in Fox’s X-Men franchise, ‘Dark Phoenix’, has also now been pushed back and will now release February 22nd, 2019 – it’s original release date was November 2nd, 2018. There are only a few confirmed details of ‘Dark Phoenix’ so far, but what we do know is that it will take place a whole decade after Apocalypse tried to end the world in 2016’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and confirmed to return to their respective roles are James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Nicholas Hoult. Jessica Chastain also joins this sequel, but all we know about her mysterious character Lilandra so far is that she’s out to get Phoenix.
The Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, which stars Rami Malek, takes a leap forward into ‘Dark Phoenix’s’ original release date of November 2nd 2018, after the biopic was scheduled for a Christmas Day 2018 release.
What are your thoughts on these date changes? Do they make you worried about the end product or do you think the wait will be worth it?
Yesterday over on his Instagram, Josh Boone announced our first look at the X-Men ‘New Mutants’ film in the form of a teaser trailer, and as promised it has just dropped!
Directed By: Josh Boone
Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Alice Braga, Henry Zaga
Release Date: 13th April 2018
Hollywood Reporter have exclusively revealed that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy, who recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s brilliant ‘Split’, have both been cast in the upcoming ‘X-Men’ spin-off ‘New Mutants’
Williams is reportedly playing Wolfsbane, “a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.” Taylor-Joy has been cast as Colussus’ younger sister, Magik, who can teleport. There’s no news on other members other than the fact the studio are “making serious efforts to find ethnically appropriate actors”.
Both these young actresses are a fine choice for this film, they are both extremely talented and it’ll be fantastic to see them both work together on something. Since her superb performance in ‘ The Witch’ in 2015, I had hoped we’d start seeing more of her. Williams is a fan favourite on ‘Game of Thrones’ and her stint on ‘Doctor Who’ last year was just brilliant, so a big screen appearance in an ‘X-Men’ spin-off is very much welcomed.
‘New Mutants’ will be directed by Josh Boone and it’s current scheduled release date is April 13th 2018, which is more than likely subject to change.
Written by Tom Sheffield
Next year could be a huge year for Fox’s X-Men Universe as today they officially confirmed release dates for three X-Men films. ‘New Mutants’ is up first on 13th April, which will be directed by Josh Boone, followed by ‘Deadpool 2’ on 1st June. Finally, the follow up to Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ will release 2nd November.
We have next to no details about ‘Dark Phoenix’, but we do know David Leitch will be in the director’s chair for ‘Deadpool 2’, with Ryan Reynolds returning as the Merc with a mouth. Joining him in this sequel is Zazie Beetz as Domino and recently announced Josh Brolin as Cable!
Comic book movie fans look set to have a fantastic year to look forward to, with these 3 on the list alongside ‘Black Panther’ in February, the huge ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in May, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is currently dated for July, and Jason Momoa’s fist solo outing as Aquaman in December.
Which comic book movie are you most excited for next year? Which X-Men film are you looking forward to more?
Written by Tom Sheffield