It is well known that the last installment of the mutant franchise was a fiasco in every sense … without forgetting that Disney pointed it out as the main cause of extraordinary millionaire losses. About a year after its premiere, the wound is still fresh for the director Simon Kinberg, who recently outlined some alternative plans that, had they been maintained, would have allowed his X-Men: Dark Phoenix really did the comics justice.
Through a watch party from X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), for which Kinberg served as screenwriter and producer, the filmmaker reflected on some factors – which he now suggests ideals – to adequately transfer the Dark Phoenix arc to the big screen, without neglecting the links with the film saga.
Among the conditions mentioned, is the return of the actress Famke Janssen, who played Jean Gray in the original trilogy. In fact, let’s not forget that Janssen had the opportunity to star in a slight cinematic approach to the arc in question thanks to X-Men: The Final Battle (2006), delivery also written by Kinberg.
«It is possible that in an alternate universe – because about ten or fifteen years have passed since The Last Stand– could you do Dark Phoenix with Famke, with the Hellfire Club and with the necessary screen time, as it is a very complex story“Said the Oscar-nominated producer (via). “You would probably want a two-part movie that includes the Hellfire Club and is truly intergalactic. You would like to bring Lilandra, really tell the story that way. And I think you would need at least one movie to bridge between this one. [Days of Future Past] and the beginning of that [Dark Phoenix].»
A Hellfire Club, or the Hellfire Club, we saw it in X Men First generation (2011) under the orders of the malevolent Sebastian Shaw. For its part, Dark Phoenix it was going to include a novel grouping subject to that same denomination, but its intervention was suppressed of the final cut. Hellfire Club’s debut in the comics was precisely within the Dark Phoenix Saga, with the mission of subverting Jean Gray.
Despite the bad reviews that Dark Phoenix received as part of its premiere, he had the consolation of having the approval of Famke Janssen. Come here to remember what the actress said about it.
Antonio G. Spinola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.