2018 was supposed to break the record of putting out the most number of Superhero movies as it was going to bring out 8 live-action movies in the Superhero genre. This was supposed to be the biggest year for Marvel projects as we had 8 Marvel related Superhero movies coming out this year. But since Fox pulled something out of their bags and reduced the number of Superhero movies coming this year to 6. By now we all know that X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants have been pushed to 2019. Still, it is highly unlikely that these movies will be as good as Days of Future Past.
Dark Phoenix will be another attempt at one of the biggest X-Men storylines in the Marvel Comics. Fox miserably failed and angers fans as well as critics when they attempted this first back in 2006 with X-Men: The Last Stand. After having made two remarkably good X-Men movies, Fox completely ruined everything with The Last Stand. Brian Singer came in and fixed everything with Days of Future Past, linking the old franchise with the prequel that began with X-Men: First Class.
It opened up the future for X-Men as it changed the past and left the future to be rewritten yet again. So far Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse have done exactly that, but Apocalypse was yet another failure in the franchise, and it rests upon Dark Phoenix to fix everything yet again for Fox’s X-Verse (Even though it will end after this due to the Disney-Fox merger).
Director Simon Kinberg has directed this supposedly last core X-Men movie and the fans were happy as he has been with the X-Men franchise more than a decade (even though one of his works was X-Men: The Last Stand). Still Kinberg seems to be pretty positive about the upcoming X-Men movie, and he also spoke about the fact that how exactly Days of Future Past allowed him to correct some of the major “mistakes” made in the third X-Men movie. He said:
“I co-wrote X-Men 3, the ‘Dark Phoenix’ story, which is probably the most sacred of the X-Men storylines in the comics. Fanboys and girls did not love the movie [X-Men: The Last Stand]. When I wrote X-Men: Days of Future Past years later — it was a time travel story — I thought, ‘Well, here’s an opportunity to rewrite this mistake — bring Jean Grey back to life.’ I got to go back and essentially erase a $200 million movie.”
Now, Hopefully we will get a good looking attempt at this iconic story line of Dark Phoenix because it is the final shot at it, and after the merger, Marvel is now going to pick it up again as audiences will have already seen it twice.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is indeed the best X-Men movie in every aspect. It had the most number of mutants appearing at once, the plot was thrilling and appreciated by fans and critics alike, Wolverine took the centre stage while the movie in particular fixed the dying X-Men franchise (which died instantaneously after that).
Director Brian Singer is responsible for 3 of the great X-Men movies out of 4 and Days of Future past was certainly the best of all. He recently came out and teased an explanation for one of the unanswered questions about Days of Future Past. A big thrilling moment arrived at the end of DoFP where we got to see her in the face of William Stryker when Wolverine was taken out of the waters.
She stood in as William Stryker and that is what confused most of the audiences. This actually turned out to be a last minute addition made by Bryan Singer, who chose to turn the eyes of William Stryker yellow to suggest it was Mystique who was there to save Wolverine. He explained this last minute addition on his Instagram post saying:
“I caught your question on #reddit I have to be honest, the idea to have #stryker ‘s eyes turn yellow was added to the film very close to its completion. However I ended up liking it because it showed #mystique ‘s path of secretly helping mutants. In that case #wolverine It is a path that continues into #xmenapocalypse”
Apocalypse did not necessarily continue this plot, but this little explanation was helpful. Now, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will give a proper ending to the franchise on February 14, 2019.