20th Century Fox studio has yet again delayed the release of the already complicated X-Men film, Dark Phoenix! As per the recently released trailer, the film was scheduled to open on February 14th, 2019, but now even that date has been pushed forward. And now the new, official release date for Dark Phoenix is June 7th, 2019. But it’s not the only Fox movie to get delayed.
Alita: Battle Angel and Gambit have also been pushed further, by months now. The previous opening date for Alita: Battle Angel was this year’s December 21st, which has now replaced Dark Phoenix’s second revised date. The James Cameron produced flick will now be arriving on February 14th, 2019.
Another Marvel project, under Fox studio, is Gambit which was planned for around June 2019, but now it’s been shifted to 2020-nine months late. It will now be releasing on March 13th, 2020.
As Fox is now owned by Disney, many rumors were strong about Dark Phoenix’s fate that it will eventually be canceled or scrapped, but Disney allowed its release.
But the reason for another delay, of this-probably the last-X-Men flick, is that Fox was skeptical about its box-office performance. Some reports were surfacing about Chinese markets, that the time of February wasn’t appropriate for the movie’s performance in China, as that period is the Chinese New Year, and people are less interested in foreign releases.
So, maybe that is the main, good enough reason for the third straight delay in Dark Phoenix’s release. Though this is the final fixed date-hopefully. The film previously underwent a lot of reshoots also after the acquisition of Fox by Disney, and rumors also began about its association with MCU’s timeline. Many complexities have surrounded this one.
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As for Alita: Battle Angel’s newly revised date, the reason is the same. The earlier date of December 21st was conflicting with two other big releases of this year! One is DC’s Aquaman and other is a spin-off in Transformers series, Bumblebee. Both these movies are highly anticipated after their trailers got praises from audiences.
So, definitely, the box-office collections would have been less impressive for Alita: Battle Angel, had it been releasing on the same day, with Aquaman and Bumblebee.
Another Fox flick, Gambit is yet to go under production and so, it was obvious to push its opening date further. Although the makers of Gambit have confirmed that the shooting will be complete by next year’s end and it will be arriving in early 2020.
Criminals in California are wearing “police-type” gear to follow people home and rob them or burglarize their homes.
Follow-home robberies have spiked in California as brazen thugs are empowered by prosecutors who are lax on crime.
Surveillance video outside one home in the Fairfax area shows armed suspects wearing police gear and holding the victims at gunpoint outside their home before forcing them inside.
According to Fox News, the armed suspects claimed to be DEA agents before violently confronting them.
The thieves wore fake police badges and black vests with “police” written on them.
One suspect threw a punch and yelled at the nervous homeowner as he fumbled with his key to open the front door.
Once the door was unlocked, the armed robbers pushed the victims inside and stole cash, valuables and electronics.
An LAPD spokesperson told Fox News that a task force has been created to address follow-home crimes. But like most crimes committed now in Los Angeles, if the criminals are arrested, they will be released back on the streets without posting bail.
Last week, 14 suspects involved in smash-and-grab robberies at high-end stores were arrested and released back on the street within hours.
T.I. showed off his brand new “God size” custom bed designed by the rapper and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
The father-of-seven shared a photo of his new custom furniture on Instagram, along with the caption:
“I just had to Huncho. Been working on this all year… Custom God size bed… designed & built from scratch by [me] & the team… @majorgirl & my vision followed by their flawless execution… Lead us to #HarrisFamilyHomeDecor. We’d love to design & build you one @quavohuncho.”
He referened rapper Quavo Huncho, of the Migos, in his caption. T.I. said the bed took a full year to build from concept to final delivery.
A third federal judge has blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
A Georgia judge blocked the vaccine mandate nationwide, according to Fortune.com.
The preliminary injunction was issued by U.S. District Judge Stan Baker, CBS46 reports.
It is the third roadblock to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Millions of federal workers were expected to be vaccinated by the deadline on Jan. 4.
An appeals court judge issued the first block against the federal mandate last month.
The White House defiantly told businesses with more than 100 employees to proceed with the vaccine mandates anyway.
“People should not wait. They should continue to move forward and make sure they’re getting their workplace vaccinated,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at the time.
Multiple states filed lawsuits, arguing that the administration’s mandates violates the U.S. Constitution.