X-Men: Dark Phoenix was rolled again because it looked a lot like another superhero movie
As the actor James McAvoy explained in an interview published on Yahoo, the X-Men movie: Dark Phoenix, which has had multiple delays and has not yet been released, had to go back to shoot his final because it looked a lot like another superhero movie that was also in production.
If everything goes according to plan, finally the last film will be released in theaters on June 5th. A film whose production was originally completed in October 2017. And now we know one of the reasons for the delay.
So far, the official line of the producer was that the end of the film, originally set in space, was changed to a terrestrial sequence to give the end a “firmer” feeling. However, James McAvoy, who plays Charles Xavier in Dark Phoenix Full movie, I have detailed to Yahoo that there is something more than that. McAvoy admitted that the end “changed a lot”:
What movie were they referring to? According to the catalog of releases from the official date of the closing of Watch Dark Phoenix in October of 2017 until now, they have been released 11 movies of superheroes of DC or Marvel in theaters: Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War , Deadpool 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Venom, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Shazam!, And Avengers: Endgame.
Of all of them, only Thor: Ragnarok, Infinity War, Captain Marvel and Endgame have had long spatial sequences that could potentially collide with the original Dark Phoenix climax, so it’s probably one of these four.
In addition, Simon Kinberg, director of Dark Phoenix, said earlier that they also changed the effects on the transformation of Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) to make it more “cosmic” and less “brand new”. This might suggest that the idea has always been to separate her from the character of Captain Marvel.
Be that as it may, this seems to have been one of the keys to the delay of the film. As we said, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is released in theaters on June 5 (probably).