RUMOR/SPOILER ALERT: This article contains RUMORS/SPOILERS for ‘Dark Phoenix’, so proceed with caution.
As shown in the trailers for ‘Dark Phoenix’, the X-Men attend a funeral, so naturally, fans wonder who is being mourned. Shown in attendance are Professor X (James McAvoy), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). Because it’s a movie, it happens to be raining so the funeral attendees can hold up the requisite black umbrellas, even though one of them can control the weather.
Reportedly, the script for ‘DarkPhoenix’ is very faithful to the comic book story, so if that is the case, then it would make sense that the X-Men are attending the funeral of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), but rumor has it that that isn’t the case. It was reported last year that there is a “massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise.”
In ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, the movie continuity was altered, and it was established that while the first two movies still counted, almost everything after that had been negated. If that is the case, then we should know who dies, but according to rumors, the movie pulls a switcheroo.
In the film, as Jean grows more and more powerful, she goes off on her own. The other X-Men attempt to reason with her and get her to return to the Xavier Institute. Jean becomes angry and lashes out, accidentally killing one of her former teammates.
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Word is, it’s Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique who will be killed by Dark Phoenix. This seriously messes up continuity, as Mystique, originally played by Rebecca Romijn, played a major role in the first movies.
This is just a rumor, so take that with a grain of salt, but if Mystique is killed in ‘Dark Phoenix’, then how will that impact the timeline of the previous films? And will this movie actually address that question?
If Mystique dies, it would be a shock to most viewers, as not only was Romijn’s Mystique still considered in canon, but Lawrence’s version has been a major character in the current films since she was introduced in ‘X-Men: First Class’. Lawrence is also, arguably, the franchise’s biggest name star. However, Lawrence has expressed a desire to leave the ‘X-Men’ behind, so perhaps this was a way of freeing her up.
However, this is going to be the last ‘X-Men’ movie from 20th Century Fox, as Disney is taking over, and the creators had to have known that going into this film. So maybe it was decided to throw caution to the wind.
Then again, the Lawrence rumor could simply be untrue. Also not present at the funeral are Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters). Fassbender and Hoult present the same issue as Lawrence, as their characters are still alive in the “present.”
But Quicksilver might not be. The only version of this character is Peters’, who debuted in ‘Days of Future Past’ and returned in ‘Apocalypse’. His death in ‘Dark Phoenix’ would explain his absence in “later” movies.
But that’s just speculation on my part.
We’ll find out what happens when ‘Dark Phoenix’ opens on June 7. This film marks the directorial debut of Simon Kinberg, a writer that has been attached to the ‘X-Men’ franchise for several years. The film also introduces Jessica Chastain as a new mystery villain.
Who do you think perishes in this final X-Movie?
Source: Heroic Hollywood