Following today’s earlier report about the X-Men: Dark Phoenix reshoots, director Simon Kinberg finally breaks the silence by posting the following behind-the-scenes image.
One report from today actually stated that X-Men: Dark Phoenix was undergoing a massive three months of reshoots involving the film’s final act, but then a subsequent report from another site stated according to their “sources,” the reshoots were only happening for a couple of weeks.
Both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants have been surrounded by controversy and rumor as of late, as it’s been reported both movies are to undergo major reshoots, with rumors from a Fox Studios leaker even offering they have been canceled because of the Fox Studios and Disney merger.
The most recent rumor offers that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will still get released, but New Mutants, which is due to be released following the Disney / Fox deal going through, will get shelved, so Marvel Studios can quickly move forward with their X-Men universe.
By posting the following image on Instagram, writer and director Simon Kinberg seems to be stating that X-Men: Dark Phoenix is happening and the reshoots will not take three months.
Regarding what is being filmed, it’s said the reshoots involve the film’s third act and ending, which Kinberg tweaked in the script, and are happening because test screenings with audiences determined additional photography needs to be done (not a surprise for big movies these days).
As a result of the reshoots and scheduling, Fox has pushed back the X-Men: Dark Phoenix release date from November 2018 to a February 14, 2019 release. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Xavier), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and Evan Peters (Quicksilver), with Jessica Chastain.