Wednesday, 03 June, 2020

‘Dark Phoenix’ has the worst opening in X-Men history

39;Dark Phoenix' closes latest 'X-Men' cycle ‘Dark Phoenix’ has the worst opening in X-Men history
Adrian Cunningham | 09 June, 2019, 17:11

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It's estimated that Dark Phoenix will fall short of expectations and have an opening weekend of around just $33 million, a low for the franchise. The shades of Captain Marvel pop up throughout the film, especially in the film's revamped ending. "Or Apocalypse, or New Mutants". "Dark Phoenix" wastes Jessica Chastain by writing her as a by-the-numbers antagonist named Vuk, who is completely forgettable. Director Simon Kinberg spoke about those reshoots recently and revealed an interesting anecdote. But for now, we'll proceed with the understanding that Dark Phoenix is a finale-and as such, it has its fair share of callbacks, Easter eggs, and references to send the series off.

The decision to reboot the story line from X-Men: The Last Standwasn't the most original way to say goodbye to this franchise, and added to the feeling of irrelevance surrounding this movie. Continuing the recent tradition of setting one "X-Men" film in each of the last four decades of the 20th century, this one takes place in 1992 and starts when Grey bonds with the Phoenix Force after absorbing a solar flare into her body.

It's truly the end of an era with Dark Phoenix.

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Sophie Turner starrer Dark Phoenix opened in the cinemas this week. Let us know your thoughts down in the comments! While we'd like to see Sophie, Nicholas, James, Michael, and the others in their roles again, it's probably not going to happen since the disappointing Dark Phoenix could have been so much more than what it turned out to be.

"Jean Grey could have lived to become a god". When five X-Men - Colossus, Magik, Namor, Emma Frost, and Cyclops - are imbued with the Phoenix Force's powers in 2012's line-wide event Avengers vs. X-Men, the so-called Phoenix Five initially use their new powers to turn Earth into a paradise but soon threaten the world with tyranny. "I loved the way that Civil War had its big action set piece where everyone's facing off more towards the end of the second act rather than in the third, so that after that huge battle, you're left with Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Iron Man". Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.