FOX CHANGES DARK PHOENIX RELEASE DATE AND DEADPOOL PG-13 FOR XMAS?!

Just a few days after releasing a trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fox (soon to be Disney controlled, Fox) has moved the release date to June, it was slated for Valentine's Day 2019. This has caused a few films to shuffle their arrival date including Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel. Further shuffling by Fox has also revealed that a new Deadpool movie will be in theaters (perhaps the rumored PG-13 cut?). Ryan Reynolds tweed out the following image below.

From The Playlist: Fox has moved their ”Alita: Battle Angel” movie. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by “Avatar” filmmaker James Cameron (who famously stumbled on the “Avatar” technology so that he could make an ‘Alita’ film), ‘Alita’ was originally scheduled for the extremely crowded December 21, 2018 weekend which currently contains Paramount‘s “Bumblebee,” Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman,” Sony‘s “Holmes & Watson,” Universal‘s “Welcome to Marwen” and just two days before that, Disney‘s “Mary Poppins Returns.” (read the full article HERE).

UPDATE: Deadline is reporting the following on the Deadpool movie: "Instead, Fox is releasing, what we hear, is a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 on Dec. 21. They’ve listed it as untitled Deadpool movie." (read the story HERE).

AFJ's Take: Anyone else less excited for X-Men: Dark Phoenix now? How much of a trainwreck must this film be to push it, again, away from its release date? I cannot wait for the over-analyzation of the trailer's footage in comparison to what we actually get in the theater on June 7th.

In case you need a scoring guard: 

Holmes & Watson - November 9th, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns - December 19th, 2019
Bumblebee - December 21st, 2019
Aquaman - December 21st, 2019
Welcome to Marwen - December 21st, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel - Feb. 14th, 2019
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - June 7th, 2019
Deadpool Movie  - ????

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    krazyjoe October 2, 2018 at 7:15 am

    My take on Dark Phoenix is wildly different than yours. Fox pushed the film from the dead zone of February into the high profile summer movie season. Typically if you don’t have faith in a film, you release it in the fall (Sept/Oct) or winter (Jan/Feb) avoiding the high profile Summer and Christmas movie seasons like the plague. Fox just did the opposite. They had a movie opening in that nothing plot of February, and bumped it to the big show…the summer. To me this speaks volumes. Fox clearly has a lot of faith in the film. This just makes me more excited (yet frustrated that I have to wait longer to see it)

    Also, I have total faith in the Fox X-Men franchise. It’s a series with a seriously good track record. There have been eleven films made and of those eleven, only three have been disappointments. Now I don’t know sports analogies from Adam, but 8 out of 11 seems like a REALLY darned good ‘batting average’ (did I use that sports-speak correctly?)

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