X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Reshoots Said To Revolve Around The Third Act; Will Reportedly Cost Less Than $10 Million

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Reshoots Said To Revolve Around The Third Act; Will Reportedly Cost Less Than $10 Million

It seems those X-Men: Dark Phoenix reshoots we heard about may not be as extensive as previously reported. According to a new report, the reshoots will primarily focus on strengthening the third act...

Following a pair of reports from yesterday, a far more substantiated report has been released by The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix reshoots will actually only focus on reworking the film's third act. 

According to their sources, the movie wrapped under-budget last fall and has already completed a decent amount of post-production work. However, it appears as though first-time director Simon Kinberg and the studio were less-than-satisfied with the film's final act and realized it needed some serious reworking, hence the reshoots. With their stars' schedules already booked for a majority of the year, the studio decided it would be in everyone's best interest to move the film back three months rather than rush an unfinished product into theaters this November (see: Justice League).

The additional photography, which is expected to take place sometime in late summer/early fall with new script pages from Kinberg, will reportedly cost around $10 million to complete, which seemingly suggests that they'll be mostly filming new dialogue and/or some of the less-demanding action beats rather than anything CGI-heavy or introducing a new character - something that was rumored in one of yesterday's reports.

THR also says that the studio had been debating moving the film's release date for several weeks now to avoid competition from Disney's Nutcracker and the Four Realms on November 2nd, but waited to pull the trigger until now. The new Valentine's Day date will allow the film to open during a weekend that has been very fruitful to action features in recent years, including Deadpool in 2016, John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017, and Black Panther earlier this year. It also essentially guarantees Dark Phoenix an uninterrupted box office run until Captain Marvel opens on March 8.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!


Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix features:
Director: Simon Kinberg
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme/Mystique
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast
Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix
Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver
Olivia Munn as Elizabeth Braddock/Psylocke
Jessica Chastain in an undisclosed role
Daniel Cudmore in an undisclosed role
Lamar Johnson in an undisclosed role

X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters November 2, 2018


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