“In terms of the trailer release, it certainly probably shouldn’t have said 2/14 on it," Kinberg admitted. "But the audience - and certainly I know this because I live online as much as anybody - people wanted to see something from the movie, and it was time to share something from the movie. So I would’ve still released a teaser when we released it, I just would’ve put ‘Coming Soon’ on the end of it or I would’ve put ‘June 7th’, though we hadn’t made that decision [at the time].”
However, getting to the emotional core of the film's characters wasn't without its hiccups, including the now standard round of reshoots and adjustments many big budget films go through.
“Mostly we focused on the third act, both emotionally and in terms of the physical scale and the action of the third act that we adjusted," Kinberg said of how the reshoots changed the film. "And then there were certain things in the first two acts of the movie - very few things, but to set up those changes in the third act we had to adjust some things in the first two acts so that that all was fluid and felt consistent.”
Dark Phoenix is due out in theaters June 7, 2019.