X-Men: Dark Phoenix won’t be here until November of next year, but that hasn’t stopped FOX from releasing promotional images to get the buzz going. The latest image featuring a defeated Magneto comes courtesy of Empire Magazine:
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) December 28, 2017
“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character.”
Producer Hutch Parker added:
“It’s always dangerous if your script is evolving while you’re shooting. Certainly, in hindsight, we all feel like the genre has been evolving aesthetically and tonally and that the film didn’t. There’s a lot that I think is very good in the film but, as a whole, it was struggling to find ways to coalesce, narratively emotionally and in terms of plot. Aesthetically, it felt sort of dated relative to an evolution you were seeing play out everywhere else. We learned a lot from that.”
Simon Kinberg does feel good about Dark Phoenix, though:
“One of the things I went into this film wanting to do is obviously focus on the characters and give them real emotions to play and come up with a theme that would make it feel relevant and necessary in today’s world.”
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018.
The film is directed by Simon Kinberg, and stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Monroe/Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, Olivia Munn as Psylock, and Jessica Chastain in a still-unrevealed role.
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