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  • Dark Phoenix's delayed release may have to do with someone who wasn't involved in the film. 1 / 15

  • Avatar creator James Cameron reportedly urged Fox to push Dark Phoenix's release date... 2 / 15

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  • ...so that his film Alita: Battle Angel could be moved out of a more competitive spot. 3 / 15

  • Cameron was concerned Alita would bomb if set against blockbusters... 4 / 15

  • ...like Aquaman, Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns. 5 / 15

  • As a result, Alita was bumped from December 21 to February 14... 6 / 15

  • ...while Dark Phoenix moved from February 14 to June 7. 7 / 15

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  • Fox Chairman Stacey Snider granted Cameron's request, much to the dismay of Emma Watts, Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker. 8 / 15

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  • According to the source, "Emma, Hutch and Simon begged her not do it." 9 / 15

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  • Dark Phoenix had a small scale in an effort to be the "anti-Apocalypse." 10 / 15

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  • It was intended to be big for the off-season, which made it "too small for summer." 11 / 15

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  • Over its opening weekend, Dark Phoenix took only $33 million at the domestic box office. 12 / 15

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  • Dark Phoenix might end up losing between $100 and $120 million after ancillaries. 13 / 15

  • Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix is now in theaters. 14 / 15

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