[Rumor] ‘Dark Phoenix’ $200 Million Budget Due to Reshoots?!

It’s no secret that Fox’s upcoming Dark Phoenix has had some…difficulties. Pushed back twice–once for reshoots, once for…we’re still not sure–the Simon Kinberg-directed feature could very well be the last of the Fox Marvel X-Men films.

We say that because of course with the Disney/Fox merger looming, things will change for the Marvel-ous properties Fox has maintained a death-grasp on. There has been no shortage of rumors swirling about how soon we’d see the Fox properties appearing in Marvel Studios titles, and a report from yesterday claims the in-the-works Fox Marvel films are, at this point, dead in the water.

This could possibly point to why Fox is throwing everything they have at Dark Phoenix. With it being the last of the X-Men films, it ends an almost 20-year franchise that started at Fox with 2000’s X-Men from Bryan Singer.

According to an op-ed from The Observer (which focuses on three possible big-budget box office DISASTERS for 2019), Dark Phoenix‘s budget may have ballooned to $200 million, due in part to the reshoots and subsequent editing.

One of the more probable rumors surrounding the film, the possible swell in budget could theoretically be made back at the box office once the film eventually opens, as the track record for even the lowest-earning X-Men film is pretty good.

We just really hope Kinberg does well by one of our favorite X-Men stories, and if it is the last of the X-Films, that it sends the team off into the future on the best possible foot.

Dark Phoenix releases in theaters on June 7th, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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