I don’t know why but FOX seems to just not get the Dark Phoenix Saga or respect it’s the impact of comic book history. After the studio bastardized the source material in X-Men The Last Stand, they look to do it once again with their upcoming x-film, Dark Phoenix. A film that is said to be the last hurrah for the FOX produced X-Men films.
We should preface this by saying that the following info comes from Reddit, which usually means we have to take what we read with a pinch of salt. However, it’s worth noting that the user who posted this has been verified by the moderators. According to him, he claims to have seen a test screening of Dark Phoenix earlier this year and was compelled to share what he saw in response to comments from journalist Jeremy Conrad AKA Manabyte that he felt incorrectly represented the movie.
“I know this is “Marvel Studios” leaks but screw it. I have been a lurker on this site for a while and I finally made an account because of the inncaurate info Manabyte is spreading about Dark Phoenix. I went to the screening in Feb. I live in CA and go to a lot of test screenings for fun. I have proof ready to show for the mods. I legit got tired of him saying false shit and people buying into it. His sources are going him twisted info. The x-men don’t go into space in the third act and the word “skrull” was not said once at all in the film.”
“X-Men are like Avengers status at the beginning of the film (which feels really unearned) – astronauts at risk of dying in space (literally the atmosphere not space) due to some cosmic waves.
“X-Men save them but Jean gets hit by waves. They return and she starts freaking out about her powers.
“The movie begins with young Jean getting in a car crash with her two parents. At
this point after the rescue we find out that her powers were responsible and she feels guilty for killing her mother. We find out that her dad is still alive though so she escapes the mansion all emotional to go find him.
“When Jean got hit by the cosmic rays she sent the spaceship flying into space and somehow it f***ing lands on an alien planet. The aliens look at the wreckage and go ‘f*** it this means war. Let’s go get the Phoenix force’.That’s literally their whole motivation.”
“Jean finds her dad and she gets pissed that Charles lied to her about her parents being dead. But Charles lied because her dad didn’t want her anymore. When she finally realises all of this she almost kills her dad but the X–men come to save her. She is really edgy at this point.
“She kills Mystique by accident. Beast gets all mad because he loved her. Beast goes to find Magneto for help to defeat Jean. Charles takes the rest of the team to get to Jean before the aliens and Beast/Magneto can.”
“Movie is so boring I’m sorry if this isn’t the best description but the movie ends with a CGI battle and it’s not very exciting because the aliens look boring and have generic levitation powers (they do shape shift into humans but they LOOK NOTHING LIKE SKRULLS AND THE WORD SKRULL IS NEVER SAID).
“There is an alien invasion and Jean flies into space and gives up all her powers to destroy the fleet. The End.”
Dark Phoenix is an upcoming American superhero film based on Marvel Comics‘ X-Men characters, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is intended to be the twelfth installment in the X-Men film series and the beginning of a new trilogy. The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg, and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission to space goes wrong.
Dark Phoenix is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 14, 2019.