Dark Phoenix Director Compares Original Ending To Civil War

Jun 10, 2019, 00:29

The producers ignored all the intricacies that Chris Claremont and John Byrne wove into the character and her struggles, and left this magnificent, layered creation to serve as the villain of the week. So, by default, and once again, they get it wrong.

New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.

The movie collected just $14 million on Friday, making it the lowest debut ever for an X-Men movie, reports Variety on Saturday. And even though Chastain brings all of her seasoned grace to the role, the character is lost in the fray of what amounts to a conclusion of a franchise dwarfed by Marvel Studios' own epic last stand. All of this created a ideal storm for writer/director Simon Kinberg to bring another version of Jean Grey/Phoenix (Sofie Turner) to the screen to serve as the X-Men's greatest and last battle for Fox. The film focuses on young Jean Grey, played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who struggles to understand her newfound power after a rescue mission in space goes wrong.

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What was the last thing he cut out of the movie and why? I'd be curious to know if Sophie Turner's social media following actually helped with the box office of this movie.

Regarding Disney taking over, it's thought the X-Men will see a complete reboot. Most of all, though, she's angry.

The New Mutants was going to take the X-Men franchise into a darker direction. And then she was hit by a cosmic force that gave her more powers than any mutant in the universe. All of this leads to a race to find Jean and a battle is fought for her soul, with casualties on all sides.

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The final moment of Dark Phoenix sees a large firebird appear over the Earth. Certain notes are still present, and Kinberg did his best to keep the story moving. After 19 years, that's how the X-Men series ends. The film and the series in the hands of Fox. This is all early in Dark Phoenix. They don't, and that's fine too. Some of the scenes with characters talking also didn't look right at times.

Perhaps the best new film landing in theaters this week, however, is "All Is True", a Shakespeare drama directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, which - while not ideal - has enough going for it to make it an easy recommend for more discriminating moviegoers. Dark Phoenix wants to have similar messages but doesn't want to take the time to make it work.

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