Most fans of the franchise feel that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was a convoluted mess with plenty of continuity issues which may or may not have created a new timeline. With that in mind, writer and director Simon Kinberg shares that he feels ‘Dark Phoenix’ ties into the film.
As to how the two films could tie into one another, Kinberg stated:
“I have some sense of it, yes, because I always feel as though I’m sort of responsible for the architecture of this and making sure that it all lines up. So I do have some sense of it, but I really did imagine this movie, in truth, as the culmination of this cycle of X-Men films and so I wasn’t really thinking past this film other than wanting to make sure that the logic was all sound.”
While he was vague, he went on to say that parts of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ were written towards a new shot at The Dark Phoenix Saga:
“I actually would say that the Dark Phoenix idea was was set up in the end of Days of Future Past. In changing the timeline of Days of Future Past, part of the reason I did that was I wanted a chance to tell the Dark Phoenix story in a more fulsome way where it’s really like the full Dark Phoenix story and focuses on Jean’s story different than X-Men: The Last Stand.
My vision for it, I think, even going back to Days of Future Past, is pretty consistent, because really what I felt when I was thinking about doing eventually a Dark Phoenix story was the idea that we would be telling Jean’s story. That we would be really focused. That we would narrow the scope of the film down even though there’s an intergalactic element and a scale and spectacle that you expect from these movies.”
So the film will not only be a culmination of all of “X-Men” franchise much like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was for the Marvel Cinematic Universe but will also be a character piece with a focus on Jean’s transformation into a cosmic entity.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Dark Phoenix’ this weekend? Do you feel that there will be any direct links to the events in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
‘Dark Phoenix’ will rise in your local theaters on June 7th, 2019!
Source: Screen Rant