After Disney blamed its third quarter loss on its 20th Century Fox acquisitions including DARK PHOENIX many found themselves wondering if THE NEW MUTANTS which itself has gone through a number of reshoots, actually be released to the public. We now may have our answer.
According to a report from Variety, Disney is highly unimpressed with John Boone’s The New Mutants, and believes it has “limited box office potential” (did they not see the aforementioned DARK PHOENIX).The film is currently set for an April 2020 theatrical release, but, as far as we know, still requires some reshoots. If this is indeed true then do not expect the mouse to enthusiastically shell out any money into having this happen.
As far as the merc with a mouth, goes Disney is still said to be “grappling” with how to integrate DEADPOOL into the MCU, and is trying to find a way for the character to “move seamlessly between AVENGERS spinoffs and bloody, profane stand-alone adventures.”
Now if you want a quick summation of what this may mean, it may be when it comes to assembling with the Avengers, Wade Wilson would be a little more reserved but when it comes to his own solo films its “No F’s Given”.
We have reached the end of the road for the X-men franchise with 20th Century Fox and the final installment DARK PHOENIX has arrived. The resident super villain himself, Jay Washington is here with his FULL REVIEW and be warned there will be SPOILERS.
So sit back, relax and check out what the Mad Titan himself thought as Charles Xavier and his group of students say good bye.
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Walt Disney has just released an updated slate of its upcoming film releases. this also includes the films obtain through its acquisition of 20th Century Fox films. One of the notable things is the change in some of the release dates for films that were expected to arrive in theaters sooner.
Most Notably this distinction goes to Fox’s THE NEW MUTANTS. The horror mutant which was originally believed to be hitting theaters sometime this year will now arrive on April 3rd, 2020. The film which had been pushed back several times and experienced delays due to reshoots had many wondering if it would ever see the light of day. Now it will indeed be seen in movie theaters or either the Disney plus streaming platform or Hulu.
Also on the schedule are many Untitled Marvel projects. Post the events of Avengers Endgame many new stories are abroad and waiting to be told. There of course are films in which we know are either in production or development from Marvel Studios. These include a solo BLACK WIDOW film starring Scarlett Johannson, THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, SHANG-CHI, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3. Other films that have been mentioned before were a BLACK PANTHER sequel and a DOCTOR STRANGE sequel.
Here are the list of slated dates so let your mind flow trying to places the films in their potential release dates.
May 1, 2020 -Untitled Marvel movie
Nov 16, 2020 – Untitled Marvel Movie
Feb 12, 2021 – Untitled Marvel Movie
May 7, 2021- Untitled Marvel Movie
Nov 5 2021 – Untitled Marvel Movie
Feb 18 2022- Untitled Marvel Movie
May 6, 2022- Untitled Marvel Movie
July 29, 2022- Untitled Marvel Movie
Last night the official trailer for Dark Phoenix, the final X-men film under the 20th Century FOX regime dropped last night and as expected it gave off the same vibes in which the first teaser had given off. Those vibes are that of X-men:The Last Stand. With Charles Xavier (now played by James McAvoy) trying to teach Jean Grey (now played by Sophie Turner) how to control her powers. Especially the extra that grows inside of her.
We also get our first look at Jessica Chastain in her mysterious role. But one of the main things that stand out is Jennifer Lawrence. Not to spoil anything just yet but take a look at the trailer for yourself and give your thoughts.
Warner Bros came through with some exhilerating news at New York Comic Con. It was news that the fifth and final season of Fox’s Gotham will be bringing in another main villain of the caped crusader and even one point breaker of the bats back “Bane”. We will also get the official arrival of Gothams protector himself, Batman.
Along with the Dark Knight beginning his crusade to save Gotham, many of his foes will be ready to take down the bat in season 5 including the return of Zsasz, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Hugo Strange — and Penguin will have a dog! We are also receiving new villains this season including Magpie and the aforementioned Bane played by Shane West. That was a blockbuster announcement
There has been plenty of speculation that West was playing Bane, a role that Tom Hardy portrayed in The Dark Knight Rises. The news was confirmed today. Along with the confirmation word came out that we are getting a twist on Bane’s origin which will be interesting to see. It was also revealed that Bane will break Alfred’s back this season, a big plot point from the comics. However kind of wish thst was not revealed and it was kept a surprise.
No official premier date for the final season was announced as of yet.
Unfortunately it is becoming more and more common that we are hearing this but just a couple of days after releasing it’s trailer and poster letting people know to expect the latest installment in the current X-Men Universe, Dark Phoenix on February 14 of next year. Fox has just announced that the film has now been pushed back until June on 2019.
The new X-Men movie will drop on June 7, 2019. Now to compete with summer movie season. This is two months before the other mutant based feature The New Mutants is slated for August 2, 2019.
It’s going to be an interesting set of events with Fox also given the recent developments on Gambit of the basis of the film even still without a director.
Do you think that it is solely to place the film in summer blockbuster season or could reactions to the trailer play a factor?
First and foremost it needs to be addressed “THIS MOVIE IS STILL HAPPENING??” Well yes, the Gambit is clearly moving forward. During an interview with IGN, X-Men: Dark Phoenix producer and director, Simon Kinberg he teased that the upcoming starring Channing Tatum will have an unusual genre for a comic book movie. Kinberg said that it will be the first solo comic book movie that will have a “romantic or sex comedy vibe.”
The way in which Kinberg breaks down some of the reasoning why the romantic comedy element may be the theme, “When you look at Gambit, he’s a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude, a swagger to him, that lent itself to romantic comedy,”
Kinberg wanted to clarify his position on labeling the film a romantic comedy, “You know, when I say romantic comedy, I use that term loosely, in the same term that I use the term western for Logan loosely. It’s not like they’re gunslingers at high noon in Logan. It’s just a vibe. And I would say the vibe of Gambit has a romantic or sex comedy vibe to it. While it is also still very much a superhero movie with villains and heroes, as all these movies are.”
Just in case you don’t remember Kinberg is the writer of the action rom-com Mr & Mrs. Smith. Is it a rom-com? But nonetheless there is an actual update on the production of the film and moving forward. He states, “Gambit has a great script and we’re looking to start that movie early next year. Multiple Man, that script’s being worked on right now. [As for X-Force,] we’re just waiting for Drew Goddard to be done with releasing his film that comes out in a few weeks, and then he’ll get started on that script to direct.”
Doesn’t Disney and their MCU now have control of what Marvel based properties are eventually going to be released post Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants? This gets a bit confusing because Gambit still has no set director and yet is current scheduled release date of June 7, 2019 if it starts production next year.
We will keep you posted with more information as it becomes available.