Confused as to why Dark Phoenix isn’t called X-Men: Dark Phoenix in the US like its predecessors in the franchise? Blame Wolverine.
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When Fox first announced that Dark Phoenix would skew closer to the original X-Men story of how Jean Grey ultimately becomes one of the most powerful mutants to exist, the implication was always that this take on the story would involve space travel and an encounter with beings from another planet.
The release dates of two upcoming X-Men movies, Dark Phoenix and New Mutants, were both just pushed into 2019. Why did 20th Century Fox delay, or in the case of New Mutants, delay again, the continuation of its precious X-Men franchise? Well, Collider is reporting that in both cases test screenings are the culprit, but for very different reasons.
X-Men: Apocalypse is not a very good movie, but it is an extremely comic book-y movie, which is to say that it feels very much like a one-to-one translation of your typical X-Men comic. Rather than focusing on making audiences really care about the characters, Apocalypse prioritises action and visual spectacle.
Logan truly feels like the end of an era for the X-Men movies. Not just because Hugh Jackman is leaving the character behind, but because it comes at a time when the franchise itself feels up in the air. X-Men: Apocalypse disappointed, Deadpool wowed, and TV entry Legion is surprising. Who knows what's next?
Back in 2012 when Disney bought Lucasfilm, the plan was simple. Starting in 2015, they'd release a new Star Wars movie every year -- and that's the plan up to 2019's Episode IX. We all assumed a new Star Wars Story would follow in 2020 but publicly, very little had been said about the possibility. Until today.
"Tone." It's a word we've heard a lot lately. From the dark tone of Batman v Superman, the adventurous tone of Captain America: Civil War and tone-related reshoots on Rogue One, everyone is talking about tone. And now tone is being blamed for much of the Fantastic Four's failure.