We’ve already seen quite a few ways in which ‘Dark Phoenix‘ is going to be different from “The Dark Phoenix Saga” but director Simon Kinberg swears that it will be “loyal” to the source material. The director was recently at CCXP and during an interview, was asked how it would stack up to the original story.
According to Kinberg:
“It’s very loyal in a lot of ways. The Dark Phoenix comic is my favorite of any comic run in history. X-Men has always been my favorite comic and obviously has been part of my life for 14 years now. The movie, emotionally, is very loyal to the original source material. It’s loyal in that it’s centered on Jean’s transformation from Phoenix to Dark Phoenix, and that transformation involves a cosmic force that comes from outer space, and that there are alien characters. And then there are other ways I wanted to really drill down and focus on the characters and go as in-depth as they did in the comic, which means in the span of a two-hour movie, you can’t include everything that was in The Dark Phoenix Saga, so there are certain things that aren’t in the film, but I think fans will see that I myself am a huge fan and geek and was loyal to what I wanted to see in the film.”
While he is claiming the story will be “loyal,” it does sound that there are going to be a few sweeping changes that fans hoping for a comic-accurate translation will be disappointed with. Of course, anyone who has watched an “X-Men” movie so far with the source material in mind has probably already been let down enough not to expect to see things following the original tales.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Dark Phoenix’ when it is released? Do you think fans of the original story will be able to get over the changes which will be made for the upcoming film? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
‘Dark Phoenix’ will rise in your local theaters on June 7th, 2019!