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Why Do the X-MEN Movies Keep Getting Pushed Back?

Why Do the X-MEN Movies Keep Getting Pushed Back?

Fox has pushed back the release date for both Dark Phoenix and New Mutants. On today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we discussed if this is a bad sign for the future of the X-Men, along with which old MCU characters we can’t wait to see in Captain Marvel, and our reaction to the new Scooby-Doo prequel Daphne & Velma.

Today’s guest host Amy Vorpahl was joined by Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl, editor Kyle Anderson, and producer Jesse Gill, and they started with news of Captain Marvel, which will be set in the ’90s, will bring back some old MCU characters, like Ronan the Accuser, Korath the Pursuer, Agent Coulson, and “no eye patch” Nick Fury. Which of these characters are we most excited to see? Do we expect they’ll de-age them like they did with Tony Stark in Civil War? Should they? If Ronan is the main antagonist will that lower the film’s stakes because we know he’ll survive? And how important will the Kree-Skrull war be in the movie?

We also got word Fox has delayed their next two X-Men movies, with Dark Phoenix going from this November to next February where New Mutants was set to hit theaters. That’s now slated for an August 2019 release. New Mutants was originally supposed to come out this April, making this the second delay. Is this a bad sign for the movie? Or is Fox merely adjusting to a busy superhero slate? Could this all be about the pending merger with Disney? Does this bring the MCU into play for the movies? And are we still excited for the New Mutant‘s new horror-themed approach to the X-Men?

Finally, Warner Bros. released a trailer for their new Scooby-Doo prequel Velma & Daphne, which meets the girls in high school before they joined the mystery-solving gang. What do we think of it? Does it look fun? Was targeting a younger audience the right approach? And what other childhood characters deserve a backstory?

As always Nerdist News Talks Back airs Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. live on our YouTube and Alpha channels, and Nerdist News What the Fridays, our expanded recap of the week in pop culture, ends the week at 1 p.m. PT only at Alpha. Which means we’ll be there when the next X-Men movie comes out–whenever that is.

We still want to hear from you now though, so share your thoughts on today’s show in our comments section below.

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