The X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie will be undergoing reshoots, though the additional photography is not as extensive as was reported originally, according to Collider.
A report in Montreal’s LaPresse that the film would require three months of reshoots — sparking speculation that large portions of the film’s story would be changed — has turned out to be untrue. Instead, the film will require only two and a half weeks of additional work.
The film was scheduled to be released in November 2018, and the date was pushed to February 2019 instead. Thanks to the busy schedules of the show’s cast, which includes Jessica Chastain, Sophie Turner, and James McAvoy, the short reshoots were delayed for several months.
According to Collider, small blocks of reshoots like this are common with blockbuster films. It will involve some additional action for the third act, some new scenes, and extra shots for additional scenes, pointing to standard updates rather than a major reworking of the plot.
Details about the film are sparse, and it is unclear which actors will be involved in the reshoots. Fans also know that the film will take place in the 1990s, 1o years after X-Men: Apocalypse, and follow the Dark Phoenix comics arc, which places Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey in the center of the story. Jessica Chastain will play a new, pivotal role as well. Simon Kinberg, who wrote and produced several other X-Men films, will direct.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now scheduled for a release date of February 14, 2019.