Not felt. 2019 is almost half way through. A number of blockbuster films have also graced the big screen. Which is dominated by sequels, adaptations, and reboots. In fact, some of them have released their ultimate series.
Among the franchises that have released the last film, there are Glass, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Avengers: Endgame. And what will soon follow next June is X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
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The film, starring super beautiful actress Sophie Turner, is the 12th film in the X-Men Universe. Or the fourth film, aka the last, after the mutant franchise was rebooted in 2011.
Later, the plan is that the X-Men franchise will indeed be homecoming by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like Spider-Man. After the studio 20th Century Fox, as the owner of the license, officially acquired by Disney.
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Btw, judging by the title, the story of Dark Phoenix, which is a direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), is adapted from the Marvel comic: The Dark Phoenix Saga. The first published in January 1980.
The plot of the comic by Chris Claremont and John Byrne focuses on the figure of Jean Grey. Who had an incident while on a mission in outer space. There, the sexy mutant is exposed to lethal radiation. Then reborn with a new identity. As Phoenix.
However, unfortunately, besides making Jean stronger, Phoenix also made him evil. So at the end of the story, he sacrificed himself and died. So that the Dark Phoenix’s influence does not harm humanity and the other X-Men members.
The plot, in fact, was used by the first X-Men (2000) film trilogy. Namely X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). But, unfortunately, at that time, the film reaped less positive results. The depiction of the end of Jean Gray’s life was widely criticized by fans.
Simon Kinberg, who was writing the screenplay at the time, said he was deeply sorry for the tragic ending of The Last Stand. He revealed that director Bryan Singer, at that time, was in a bit of a hurry to include the Phoenix story in the second X-Men: X2 film.
Now, Bryan Singer has been kicked out by Fox. Simon Kinberg, who was appointed director and producer, had the opportunity to fix the failure of X-Men: The Last Stand. Through the Dark Phoenix. He also wrote the script.
Initially, the blockbuster film project with a budget of USD 200 million will be titled X-Men: Supernova. However, finally, Simon Kinberg changed the title. Because the focus of the story is only on Phoenix. Kinberg admitted that he really liked the story of The Dark Phoenix Saga.
However, despite not being able to incorporate everything from the comics into the film, Kinberg promises that his film will be very similar to the comic version. Because he is a very loyal X-Men fan.
From the official trailer released last year, it seems that the audience will be taken back: To a time setting that is much older than X-Men: Apocalypse. According to Simon Kinberg, there will indeed be many flashback scenes in this Dark Phoenix film. Which aims to build the basis of the story.