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X-Men: Dark Phoenix delayed to June 2019
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix delayed to June 2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been delayed once again. 

The movie, which released its first trailer last week, was due to hit UK cinemas on February 5th in 2019, but has now been delayed until June 7th that summer. 

This is the second major delay the film has suffered. It was due to be released on November 2nd this year, but was delayed after extensive re-shoots. 

Dark Phoenix sees James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Evan Peters all return to star, with Jessica Chastain playing the movie's villain. 

Set a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, things are looking rosy for the X-Men who have become celebrities and public sensations, leading Professor X to encourage the team to do more as superheroes.

Unfortunately, one mission takes them into space, and an unaccounted-for accident greatly empowers Jean Grey, but at the cost of losing control of herself and acting irrationally. All the while, an alien empress seeks to use Jean for her own intentions.

For this movie, Simon Kinberg makes his first appearance as director having served as a writer and producer in the franchise for more than a decade.

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