X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the next installment in 20th Century Fox’s core X-Men Franchise. We know very few details at this point. This will be long time comicbook film producer Simon Kinberg’s directorial debut. He is also writing the film. This will follow the young cast who debuted in X-Men: Apocalypse and will adapt Marvel’s notorious Dark Phoenix saga. Jessica Chastain will face off against the team as the film’s main antagonist. This and the release date is all the concrete information we know so far. Currently there have been very few insights from the upcoming production that can be used to craft a better idea on the vision for this film. Any new details big or small can be very useful to eager fans. Today just might be their lucky day for minor but important details from the director himself have found their way online.
X-Men Films.com have recovered new excerpts from Kinberg in the upcoming October issue of Total Film. When talking about the film and how it reflects its source material while still connecting to the film universe Kinberg had to say this:
“[We must] find a way to ground it so it’s not too intergalactic”
He also continues to say that the films are very “Human” and emotional. This may be just one sentence, but it tells a lot about his vision. The source material spans through many areas of the Marvel universe and him saying that they may not go “too intergalactic” already shows how the film may go on a smaller path. It is too early to say that this is a negative, but it does help fans of the books set their expectations and visions. In the source material, the final battle takes place between the X-Men and an alien race on the moon. It is not very surprising knowing that this film team may not want to take this path. Comicbooks are almost never adapted and transitioned the exact same way on film as they are on paper. Sometimes this is for the better of the film’s story. How will Fox adapt the Dark Phoenix story this time around? More information is bound to come in the next few months.
The film is scheduled to be released on November 2nd, 2018. Simon Kinberg is directing and writing the script.
Source: X-Men Films.Com
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