After the Apocalypse, a challenger approaches, and its name is… wait… seriously? Jean Grey? Um… all right, guys.
While the last few movies were marginally better than some of their other films, I can’t help thinking about that other movie that had the Pheonix in it. That’s right I’m talking about X-Men: The Last Stand. Better known as the worst movie of the original trilogy. They seemed to completely avoid the source material in that movie.
I honestly thought the entire X-Men film franchise was over. They messed it up that bad. The cartoons did a better job telling the story of the Pheonix. At the very least they should’ve looked at those before they made that movie.
Then we got First Class and the following movies. While the events of Days of Future Past still didn’t beat out the cartoon, it did reset the timeline. Which leads us to Apocalypse. In X-men: Apocalypse, Jean Grey was essential to beating Apocalypse. She even had the fiery bird shape emanating from her while she used her powers.
All that aside the Director said it would be a more grounded approach that won’t stick to the source material, this is sounding awfully familiar, it’s almost like this has happened for most of the X-Men movies. There is some good news, though. Apparently, there will be aliens involved. It seems like part of the source material might just survive. We just won’t get the grand space adventure that we had in the cartoon or comics. I don’t like that, but I’m willing to reserve judgment until I see the movie.
Will this movie be a repeat of The Last Stand? Or will this movie be a good retelling of the Dark Pheonix Saga (Chris Note: You know. Because the original story was just such a masterpiece, to begin with)? Either way, we will have to wait till next year until it’s in theaters. Here’s hoping they don’t screw this up… again.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix comes to theaters November 2, 2018.