Simon Kinberg Reflects On How To Properly Tell The DARK PHOENIX Saga For Film Or Television

Simon Kinberg Reflects On How To Properly Tell The DARK PHOENIX Saga For Film Or Television

DARK PHOENIX Star Jessica Chastain Hopes To Play A More Established Comic Book Villain Next Time
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Kurne - 6/11/2019, 4:14 AM
I feel so bad for Nicholas Hoult rn.
Atomicockroach - 6/11/2019, 6:05 AM
@Kurne - Why? He reeeally sucks as Beast.
Nerdman3000 - 6/11/2019, 8:26 AM
@Kurne - He's fine. He's probably going to get cast as a villain in The Batman.
bkmeijer2 - 6/11/2019, 4:33 AM
I didn't think of it yet, but Dark Phoenix does indeed feel more like a february movie. And if Cameron had any clue, Alita could've been a much more appealing summer movie if it had more marketing
Twenty23Three - 6/11/2019, 4:44 AM
I genuinely never cared to much for the X-Men movies apart from First Class. They really should have just made that film a full reboot I think, non of the characters really feel like their counterparts from the first 3 films anyway so what was the point? Well accept from wanting to keep Jackman
Kumkani - 6/11/2019, 5:05 AM
@Twenty23Three - Right? First Class should have been used as the soft reboot and the story should have continued from there, building up the new team from scratch while the X-Men expand over time.

Days of Future Past, while a good movie, messed up all that potential by bringing Wolverine to the forefront again and bringing back the old castm
Twenty23Three - 6/11/2019, 9:31 AM
@DnA - the main issue I had with Days Of Future Past was the fact they had an entire time travel reboot of the timeline, effectively writing themselves out of the corner of having to abide by the original films timeline. Only to show the likes of Jean Scott and Beast perfectly fine in the future at the end. The film should have ended with Wolverine waking up in the mansion, the future is safe, but you don’t get to see anyone else leaving their fates up in the air.
DoubleD - 6/11/2019, 4:56 AM
I really hope the new Men in Black movie is a MAJOR HIT. I'm going through Summer Blockbuster withdrawal and need a fix.
noahthegrand - 6/11/2019, 2:56 PM
@DoubleD - Godzilla was fun if you want something. Or have you seen John Wick 3?
Kumkani - 6/11/2019, 5:06 AM
Honestly I did not expect this movie to be such a train wreck. But I guess the world has spoken: enough is enough. Everyone really did feel that X-Men fatigue.
Kumkani - 6/11/2019, 5:21 AM
This comment from another forum explains a lot about how FOX's X-Men got to where it is now

Fox is very much stuck following a formula for the X-Franchise. They couldn't break out of it. If a script didn't match the formula, it had to be rewritten to match the formula. And the formula has nothing to do with the comics, it's all about elements from earlier movies and other franchises. If you're putting money into a $200+ million blockbuster, you want assurances it will do well. So formulas and putting far too much emphasis on the actors is what happens.

There is very little understanding at Fox about why anyone watches any superhero movies and they place a ridiculous amount of emphasis on the actors. There are far too many execs who don't think people are going to see Wolverine and Mystique - they think people want to see Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence. Hence why there are silly comments from industry insiders on Deadline blaming Sophie Turner not being pretty enough on promotional material for Dark Phoenix bombing. That's the same nonsense that's been happening for the last decade - literally, there are crappy special effects in trailers and edits are made to put in more Jennifer Lawrence not in Mystique makeup so people will see and recognize her. But they are stuck back in the time when studios were analyzing why Hunger Games and Twilight were successful and everything was attributed to the actors' popularity. (It really is difficult to explain why so many people went to see Twilight).
DoubleD - 6/11/2019, 5:25 AM
Summer of 2019 where is Michael Bay when you need him ?
GoldGuy - 6/11/2019, 8:57 AM
@DoubleD - No one wants Michael Bay back...
SuperCat - 6/11/2019, 5:33 AM
GhostDog - 6/11/2019, 5:41 AM
@SuperCat - LMAO!!!!

This is gold
Fogs - 6/11/2019, 5:41 AM
@SuperCat - Oh man... never change lol
HeavyMetal4Life - 6/11/2019, 6:34 AM
@SuperCat - lmfao, fcking perfection right here buddy
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