With Disney and Fox shareholders approving the looming acquisition, rumors began to swirl that Fox’s upcoming X-Men-centric movies were being canceled as Marvel Studios wanted a fresh start with the Mutantverse.
Well, while those whispers were taken with a grain of salt, we now know for sure that X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants will indeed be playing in IMAX theatres.
IMAX released its quarterly earnings report, providing investors with the upcoming slate of movies, and this 2019 forecast has X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants included with their respective release dates. The unsubstantiated rumors suggested the films could be released on home video someday as the Marvel Cinematic Universe wanted to distance itself from them.
But, as we can see, this isn’t the case, with the release dates being the same as the last shuffle Fox arranged. Dark Phoenix was moved in March from its original release date of Nov. 2, 2018, to Feb. 14, 2019. The New Mutants, originally targeted for release April 13 of this year, was previously shifted to Feb. 22, 2019, before ultimately landing on Aug. 2, 2019.