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Fox gives Alita, Dark Phoenix, Gambit new release dates and there’s a new Deadpool movie coming THIS Christmas. Sort of.

September 29th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Em, what?

The trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, or just Dark Phoenix apparently, just dropped a little over a day ago (here) and suddenly Fox announce a load of release date changes… including Dark Phoenix.

What?

So, here’s the deal.

Alita: Battle Angel has been moved from December 21st 2018 to February 14th 2019.

For Alita, it’s about the date, to have the first movie coming out of Chinese New Year, being day and date. The movie is in tip-top VFX shape and its delay has nothing to do with post-production.

This means that X-Men Dark Phoenix won’t open on February 14th but moves to June 7th.

Summer is not only a better date, but again, it gives the film a better shot to have a bigger opening in China.

And it seems Fox still are determined to make that Gambit movie – which was supposed to be in cinemas in 2016! – yes, really.  It’s moved from June 7th 2019  to March 13th, 2020.

Producer Simon Kinberg has this to say about the movie: “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.

“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.

“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.”

So Gambit will have a romantic/sex comedy vibe and Multiple Man is still being worked on. Fox are determined to make as much money as possible from the X-Franchise before Disney grabs it. As long as the movies are good, we’re ok with that.

And finally, the most WTH announcement of all… Deadpool is getting a PG-13 movie this Christmas.

What?!

Well, sort of. Fox is releasing a new Deadpool movie which is more family friendly this festive season but it will be a re-edited version of Deadpool 2 with new footage added in.

Fox has it listed as an Untitled Deadpool Movie.

Ryan Reynolds had this to say on Twitter:

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….