'New Mutants' Pushed Back to 2019 to Possibly Make it Scarier

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According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, 20 Century Fox has chose to push back 'New Mutants' to 22 February 2019 instead of 12 April 2018. First up is the highly-anticipated Deadpool 2, which moves up two weeks from June 1 to May 18.

However, one of the film's producers Lauren Shuler Donner said Miller would not be replaced.

Following the news that the Gambit movie has lost a third director, with Gore Verbinski departing just a couple of months before production was set to begin, 20 Century Fox has rejigged its schedule of X-Men movies.

What are the reasons for these delays exactly?

"Deadpool 2" will be put up against Sony's supernatural horror film "Slender Man", and will be released one week before Disney's "Solo: A Star Wars Story". Well, for New Mutants, The Wrap has reported that while the test screening for the new film was decently enough received, it did not meet studio expectations of how scary it should be. Its director, Gore Verbinski, just bowed out of the project and the studio is now searching for a replacement. Likewise, given we've waited this long for Gambit, another four months isn't going to make much difference.

He follows Rupert Wyatt who left in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2017. Even so, fans can be forgiven for feeling just a little jittery. While there will be the inevitable success with the new Deadpool movie and the next X-Men sequel coming later this year, not everything else appears to be coming together as smoothly.

According to Collider.com, the project was being developed at Fox before studio chiefs signed off on the merger with Disney in December.

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