'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' Entertainment Weekly Cover

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' Entertainment Weekly Cover

I'll be honest, it doesn't look great.

The best thing about the X-Men films used to be that they weren't "villain of the week" movies and that the plots were more about conflicting ideologies rather than introducing new villains.

Now, we're at a point where each new X-Men movie is literally named after the villain of the movie.

The best thing about the X-Men films used to be that they weren't "villain of the week" movies and that the plots were more about conflicting ideologies rather than introducing new villains.

Except at the end of the day they pretty much all become a fight Magneto movie..

agreed. looks like a poor fanmade photoshop poster.

This is the kind of submission that gets down voted to the bottom on /sub/photoshopbattles.

Maise Williams did a decent run on Doctor Who.

Kit Harrington was good in that spoof tennis thing on HBO with Andy Samberg.

Alfie Allen in John Wick.

Has anyone that got their start in GoT been in anything yet that wasn't shit?

Famke is way better. Sophie is just not right for this role. Shi is just too mild.

Oh good, Mystique gets top billing again. Pass.

She's not a great actress and she has no charisma. I hate that her GoT fame has elevated her into leading roles which she, frankly, isn't capable of.

I couldn't be less interested in this movie if they paid me.

Sansa isn't expressive. Also, our subconcience is noticing the awkwardness of the Disney/Fox deal.

So it takes place 10 years after Apocalypse and roughly 10 years before the first X-Men, yet they’ll all look the same age as they did in Apocalypse? I have strong doubts that anyone over at Fox has a cohesive timeline of the X-Men movies

Peter Dinklage was around way before GoT.

"Look!" Cried Fox. "We've got properties that the fans totally want too!"

"Didn't you guys try to tell this story 10 years ago and end up almost killing the franchise? And isn't your tentpole director a kiddy-fiddler?"

"Errr - hey! Have you ever wondered what Sansa Stark looks like totally naked?!"

Don't forget about how much of it depends on Jennifer Lawrence!

Especially after Apocalypse. These movies are very hit-or-miss.

For some reason I thought jlaw left these movies. I'm instantly less interested just knowing Mystique is still in it

Why do they even bother with the 10-year time-skip for this franchise?

If this takes place in 1992, and First Class took place in 1962, how do none of them look like they aged? That's 30 fucking years!

Can we also be outraged at the fact they have literally already done this arc... We already have a shitty Dark Phoenix movie do we need a second one?

And like I get that the Dark Phoenix arc is probably the Xmen's most popular story arc... but that is because there was almost 20 years of comics where Jean was one of the main good guys and having her become the most powerful enemy the Xmen ever faced and to have her die at the end of it was an intense story... That doesn't fucking work at all when we have barely seen this version of Jean and don't give a shit about her.

In fact, in X-Men 2 and First Class, they never even fight Magneto.

Except for the part where Magneto takes over Stryker's Cerebro clone and they have to stop him.

And that part where Magneto started to throw missiles at people in First Class and they had to stop him.

Why is the “i” in First italicized for no reason? 😕

Edit: So is the first “o” in Look and the second “s” in Issue. “First Look Issue”. Wtf. Why.


Just my personal opinion, I feel like this is the case for a lot of the GoT cast.

Kit also springs to mind(pls go easy on me)

Opening scene of X-men

Cut to Salsa Starch eating bus full of orphans while dressed as Hitler

Patrick Stewart in background repeatedly screaming “RAW ENOUGH FOR YOU?!”

EDIT: Here are the new Images from Entertainment Weekly

Details from EW.

This Phoenix has risen… again. On Nov. 2, 2018, Dark Phoenix will arrive in theaters and finally deliver the storyline X-Men fans have wanted for years. Simon Kinberg previously attempted to tell the iconic Jean Grey tale — about the telepath’s battle with demons in her own mind — with his screenplay for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, but studio pressure squeezed her story into a reductive subplot. Kinberg, making his directorial debut, felt in his gut that this was the story that he needed to tell once Bryan Singer, who directed the previous two sequels, stepped aside. “[The film] was so clear in my head, emotionally and visually, that it would have killed me to hand this to somebody else to direct,” Kinberg says.

Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in a new, unexpected role: national heroes. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) even lands on the cover of Time magazine. But his growing ego puts the team at risk. “Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” Kinberg says. After they’re dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner)— the Phoenix.

lol Ed Sheeran probably

It's crazy because First Class and Days of Future Past both felt like they were revitalizing the franchise. Apocalypse comes along and it just took all the wind out of the sails.

I feel like that movie proved he was the best actor amongst the"kids"in GOT

Has any Entertainment Weekly cover looked great? They always look like shit to me.

random space adventures are totally on topic for the X-Men, they've been doing that stuff in the comics since the 70s or so

I think an entire movie is more than enough to form an opinion tbh...

New decade specific set pieces and decade relevant songs injected into the movie. That's.....about the only reason


"According to THS‘ sources, Dark Phoenix will include a sequence where Jean uses her powers in full again, only for them to become too much for her to handle. This causes her to accidentally impale one of the main characters from First Class – Professor X (McAvoy), Mystique (Lawrence), Magneto (Fassbender), and Beast (Hoult) – in the process “unequivocally killing” them and further fueling Jean’s descent into darkness."

plz be mystique

'Kinberg said in May 2016 that he hoped Dark Phoenix would be the first in a new trilogy of films focusing on the younger versions of the original X-Men characters.'

Run from it. Dread it. Disney still arrives.

'Olivia Munn confirmed later that month that she would be reprising her role of Psylocke in the film, and described Dark Phoenix as "a two parter".

Run from it. Dread it. Disney still arrives.

looks on IMDB and see's bryan singer's name nowhere

a man has hope.

mutant and proud (***tears)

... the hottest superhero story of all time.

Please, it's not even the hottest X-Men story of all time.

The younger actors for sure, but the older ones can easily match the best actors out there.

Kit Harrington was the big bad in Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare. Say what you want about the series but I really enjoyed that campaign.

Animated series is one of the best X-Men adaptations

Jack Gleason was a force on that show. Shame he retired and we can't see him chew up more roles.

It just got so distracting knowing that the only reason she's in "normal" mode is because she didn't want to sit through the makeup process. It's completely out of character that she would be anything but blue unless she's specifically using it to her advantage.

I felt season 2 of GOT proved that. He stole the show. Really amazing actor

Because stories are always better when you retell them with a woman who cant fucking act.

Sophie Turner cant act. In each role she only acts like annoying, spoiled, british twat. Shes one note just like Emilia Clarke.

it's not about minding her as Mystique. It's more about the fact that they shoehorned Mystique into every storyline as a major major character... for the sole purpose of cashing in on Jennifer Lawerences fame

Especially after how good Days of Future Past was.

I don't think anyone's hyped enough to see Dark Phoenix saga again. Plus Fantastic Beasts 2 and Wreck It Ralph 2 will also be released in the same month

They just have good x-genes

Simon Kinberg's first feature film directing credit, which he is also writing.

His other feature writing credits, in reverse chronological order:

X-Men Apocalypse


X-Men: Days of Future Past

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

This Means War

Sherlock Holmes


X-Men: The Last Stand

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

xXx: State of the Union

Unless all the stinkers on that list were due to studio meddling, as he claims in that EW quote, temper your expectations.

Salsa Starch

Just because the movie ends with a Magneto-centric scene, doesn't mean the entire movie was about fighting Magneto. First Class and Days of Future Past both ended with Magneto doing an evil thing, but those movies were not about the X-Men fighting Magneto.

In fact, in X-Men 2 and First Class, they never even fight Magneto.

You said "at the end of the day", but what you really meant was "at the end of the movie". As in, "just one scene at the end of the movie".

I was actually excited before Apocalypse came out, and that movie was just bad. It's crazy that they destroyed my interest in one movie. I think it's also a case of superhero fatigue... and a general distrust of Simon Kinberg.

I just don't care after Apocalypse. That movie was a giant piece of horse shit.

Am I lame when I say that the fox animated series from the 90’s did a pretty good job with the Phoenix storyline?

She is too mild ? She's an awful actress lmao, it's not about being mild. She's terrible, dno where the fuck they found her for GoT.

New mutants looks intriguing. Maisie Williams is going to be in that. We'll see how that goes.

I kind of like how they're, like, legit famous heroes now. It fits with the mythology set up in Deadpool and Logan, and its a welcome change to their dynamic.

But--like--they're going to space now? Like they're just in space. Like that's just a regular thing they do. I don't know about that.

The guy who played Robb was the prince in the Cinderella remake. I thought it was pretty decent.


Elf anyone?

I'd say this looks less like a cover and more like production artwork where an artist experiments with different effects as a guide for the VFX terms. I saw many Famke Janssen tests for X-Men 3 that looked exactly like this.

I don't get why they're so damn insistent on every movie doing a ten year time jump after the last. What does that accomplish?

Sounds a lot like the original trilogy. Luckily the Wolverine movies did the opposite; started out with a crap movie, but got progressively better, ending with the excellent Logan.

I think as the years roll on, people will realize how amazing that original X-men cast was.

Storm was probably the only member I think they whiffed on. But even Berry was adequate enough.

Are they? "X-Men go to space, sudden radiation leads to Jean becoming the Phoenix" is exactly how it went in the comics.

That's my question. You can't have the fucking Dark Phoenix Saga without Cyclops there.

I assume you've seen other X-Men movies. Do you really think that will stop these people?

Potterverse movies have a notoriously front loaded box office and Wreck it Ralph seems like it's going for a different demo.

I think the biggest problem Dark Phoenix faces is no Jackman as Wolverine this time around and the memories of everyone who watched Apocalypse.

I don't understand why Fox would go ahead with this movie considering the collective indifference everyone had regarding Sophie Turner's performance the first time around.

It doubles the deadpan under-actress quota.

Last I heard he was doing really well, good on him for pursuing his dreams! It's really hard for some people to breakout of a role they were in for so long.

The Phoenix Saga has always just bored me to tears. I never was that big of a fan of Jean Grey, but the melodrama over her going psycho and everyone falling on swords to save her while she just destroys shit just seemed lame.

Kit Harrington - 7 Days in Hell, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Gunpowder

Maisie Williams - The Falling, Doctor Who

As for Emilia Clarke I thought 'Don Hemingway' and 'Me Before You' were alright. 'Spike Island' wasn't too bad either but it could've been so much better.

Yup, as much as I like her, I feel like she is miscast but at the same time it isn't fair for me to judge her as Jean Grey from one Movie.

well, we certainly didn't ask her

It's also completely out of character that's she's a member of the X-MEN and grew up with Charles Xavier.

Peter Dinklage - Days of Future Past?

She never asked to be the hero.

My favorite was always "God Loves, Man Kills", "Days of Future Past" and "House of M"

Nikolaj in Shot Caller is awesome. Oblivion is awesome as well but he was a support cast at best. The Other Woman wasn't really good but success

Subtle Apple marketing? I dunno.

am I the only one that thinks they turned Apocalypse, one of the most badass characters I can recall from my childhood... into a little b*tch

"only blue for the minimum required time as per contract" katniss

It will be.

Or beast.

Mystique might be getting written out because she opened her mouth about the Hollywood execs gross conduct.

But beast is a minor character and is safe to kill off.

No, you're supposed to be cool and paint with a ridiculously large brush. They all suck, except for Tyrion, you see.

Why go for the Dark Phoenix storyline again? The X-Men have more superior storylines.


Give me Rebecca or give me death

You don't deserve downvoted, you're totally right. She was terrible in Apocalypse.

Yeah Rebecca Romijn's Mystique was only in her normal appearance a couple times in the original movies.

The Station Agent highlighted his talents pretty well.

Am I crazy for thinking Mark Hamill has the best Joker voice?

This girl is on fiiiiiire!

Sorry, I had to.

Never saw why people thought Sophie Turner was so hot, but I'm starting to come around.

It's like they immediately jump to the fiery hair as if that was the most important aspect of The Phoenix Saga.

Plus, yeah, this doesn't look too good.

(Also, why is her skin cracking open like she's made out of lava, what?)

Hot, redhead, currently an "it" girl, these are all they care about. They want butts in seats.

She was terrible. She couldn't even keep the same accent for the whole move. Like cmon, man. Its your fuckin job.

But not proud enough to walk around in her blue skin

This right here is what makes me dislike her as an actress. I don't think its Sansa, I think its Sophie Turner not knowing how to portray emotion that doesn't look like she just smelled a fart. I've seen interviews with her, she's not a robot, but her screen presence is that of one.

Yeah, but Kit was also in Pompeii and Silent Hill 2.. so he's been in his share of dumpster fires.

Meh, some of the casting is great, but it's not a coincidence most of the good ones were seasoned actors already.

and DOFP and First Class and X2.

Gee whiz. It's almost like when you make a bunch of movies not all of them are going to turn out good.

I'll be honest, the premise doesn't sound interesting. But I hope the execution is going to make it work.

Stopped reading at Simon Kinberg