X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX – 5 Telltale Signs It’s Going To Be A Major Disappointment
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is starting to come together with both a cast and director, but here, we take a look at five compelling reasons why this movie is most definitely destined to be a failure…
I love the X-Men and while I’ve never been overly keen on how Fox has handled the Marvel property, there’s no denying that most of the films have been very good. In fact, it’s only really X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine which were truly awful (yes, I’m among the small handful of fans who liked X-Men: Apocalypse). Despite that, I can’t help but really worry about X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
A release date of November 2nd, 2018 has been set and it’s been confirmed that writer Simon Kinberg will also direct. The cast has been revealed, while the title tells us all we need to know about the plot.
There’s a very good chance X-Men: Dark Phoenix will exceed expectations, but I’m not so sure. What you’ll find below then is a look at the five signs I believe are telling us that the movie is going to be a major flop. There’s evidence to support a lot of these too, so you may want to start worrying now…
5. Simon Kinberg Directed Those Fantastic Four Reshoots
While it’s never been 100% confirmed, it has been widely reported by very reliable sources that Simon Kinberg directed those disastrous Fantastic Four reshoots. He also wrote the scenes which turned the reboot into the complete and utter mess we ended up with, so if he can drop the ball so spectacularly with that property, there’s nothing to say the same won’t be the case with X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
While Kinberg may have worked on a lot of big movies, he’s not a director, and The Mummy is a perfect example of what so often happens when a writer (Alex Kurtzman in this case) attempts to take on a new role behind the camera. From Kate Mara’s hilariously awful wig to the dreadful action scenes, the clearly reshot scenes which made up the second half of Fantastic Four were a joke which may be all the proof we need that Kinberg is far from ready to take the helm of a big budget blockbuster like this one.