In all these years, we have seen a lot of X-Men movies from Fox and they haven’t disappointed us most of the times, to be honest. The makers have given us tremendous stars playing some of the finest mutants of X-Men. But now after the deal, Marvel will have complete control of these characters and though many believed this to be the reason that X-Men: Dark Phoenix was the last of the franchise, it has been disclosed that in fact, that was always the plan, even before the Disney Fox Merger.
Recently, in an interview with ComicBook, the writer and director of Dark Phoenix, Simon Kinberg talked about his upcoming film. He said,
“From the beginning of conceiving what we were going to do with this film and writing it. Which was three plus years ago, so long before there was a Disney merger. I felt like this was the natural culmination for this cycle of X-Men movies. Because it is seeing this family that you’ve come to love and know for however many films. And, if you count the originals almost 20 years now. You see that family tested in a whole new way. You see that family start to fall apart in a real way for the first time, ultimately come back together.
Kinberg then went on to talk about the way this deal hasn’t affected the storyline of this movie. He added,
“That felt like the culmination of a storyline or a cycle of these films. And for me, and for most of the fans … Dark Phoenix is the ultimate and most iconic storyline in the X-Men universe. And so I didn’t know how we would top Dark Phoenix within this cycle. This felt like we had to earn our way back to Dark Phoenix. I feel like we did hopefully, and beyond that felt like we’d want to sort of creating an ending. Also the possibility of a new beginning. And that’s what we do on this film.”
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will release on June 7th in theaters.