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.
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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.
Sophie Turner, best known as Sansa Stark in the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, has a lot of followers on social media. And according to Turner, producers take that kind of thing into consideration when casting different projects. In fact, Turner says that she only got a recent acting gig because she has a large presence on social media.
This year's Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel was pretty unique. In past years, the season is usually over by July so the panel mainly looks back. This year, though, with the current season just starting, there wasn't much the panel could talk about or show. So it became a pretty free-flowing, all-over-the-place conversation -- with a few noteworhy moments.