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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Is Tribute to X-Women, Female Strength

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Is Tribute to X-Women, Female Strength
Last week was quite a big one for fans of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, since fans got their first look at the Dark Phoenix that consumes Sophie Turner's Jean Grey character. We also learned about a huge twist that apparently comes halfway through the movie, along with more details about Jessica Chastain's mystery character, who is an alien shapeshifter and not Lilandra, as previously believed. Writer-director Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix, revealed in a new interview that he wanted this movie to focus on not just Jean Grey, but the other important female mutant characters as well. Here's what Simon Kinberg had to say below.

"I really wanted to acknowledge the strength of the women in the comic and in the actresses that we have and the central storyline demands it."

The Dark Phoenix story has been told before on the big screen,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to serve as a tribute to the women of the team

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After the Dark Phoenix story-line was largely blotched in X-men: The Last Stand, Simon Kinberg will have the opportunity to redeem himself with X-men: Dark Phoenix, which will much more appropriately put Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) front and center. But it won't just be Jean Grey under the spotlight, but also the other women of the film as well, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and the... Read More...
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Simon Kinberg on course correcting the X-Men series with Dark Phoenix, confirms Genosha

After more than a decade serving as writer and producer on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, Simon Kinberg now finds himself behind the camera for the latest chapter of the main series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Earlier in the week we saw some first look images from the movie – Fox’s second attempt at adapting The Dark Phoenix Saga after the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand – and now Kinberg has been chatting to EW about the movie, stating that he intends on course correcting the series after mistakes made with the previous chapter, X-Men: Apocalypse.

“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters,” said Kinberg. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character… One of the things I went into this film wanting to do is obviously focus on the characters and give them
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The Week in Spandex – X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League, The Batman, Aquaman, The Incredibles 2 and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, Gambit, The Gifted, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Runaways, Marvel Rising, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, Justice League, Flashpoint, The Batman, Aquaman, Shazam, Nightwing, Justice League Dark, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Black Lightning, Krypton, Gotham, Watchmen, The Incredibles 2 and more…

After last week’s first look at Avengers: Infinity War, 20th Century Fox decided to give us our first glimpse at its big 2018 superhero team-up movie this week with the release of a batch of images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix featuring Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), director Simon Kinberg and Jessica Chastain’s as-yet-unrevealed villain
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Simon Kinberg talks X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Jean Grey’s transformation

Following hot on the heels of yesterday’s first look images [which we have for you here], long time X-Men writer-producer and debut director Simon Kinberg has been talking to Entertainment Weekly about next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and more specifically Jean Grey’s transformation into the Phoenix.

“Jean absorbs those solar flares and then hurls them back out into space,” said Kinberg. “That’s what triggers, awakens, creates this Phoenix force and voice inside her. What appears to the world to be another heroic victory by the X-Men in saving stranded people in space we realize is the the thing that begins the unraveling of Jean and the unraveling of secrets Charles told her.”

So, while we’re getting to see the X-Men in space, it seems that – as with Kinberg’s first attempt at The Dark Phoenix Saga, X-Men: The Last Stand – the Phoenix will be part of Jean Grey, rather than the
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‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Simon Kinberg Admits ‘Apocalypse’ Failed Because It Put VFX Over Characters

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Simon Kinberg Admits ‘Apocalypse’ Failed Because It Put VFX Over Characters
Simon Kinberg has been with the “X-Men” franchise ever since he co-wrote the 2006 entry “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which means he’s pretty good and telling which installments strike a chord with fans and which end up being disappointments. Ahead of making his directorial debut with “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” Kinberg admits to Entertainment Weekly that the previous entry, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” was not the franchise’s best.

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“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters,” Kinberg says. “It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character.”

Producer Hutch Parker agrees with Kinberg and adds that the movie’s script continued to change while production was filming.

“It’s always dangerous if your script is evolving while you’re shooting. Certainly, in hindsight,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Has a Huge Twist Fans Won't See Coming

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Has a Huge Twist Fans Won't See Coming
Following the new photos from X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which offered our first look at Jessica Chastain's villain character, new plot details have surfaced. The latest report from Entertainment Weekly teases that the movie will feature some of the biggest set pieces in X-Men franchise history, the mutants' first trip to outer space along with, according to EW, "a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise." Sadly, no further details were given regarding said twist, but James McAvoy revealed that this is the darkest X-Men movie yet.

"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven. There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering."

While nothing about this twist has been revealed, there was a rumor that surfaced last month which revealed that writer-director Simon Kinberg intends to show just how powerful the Dark Phoenix is, by having
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First ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Images Reveal Jessica Chastain and a New Look for Mystique

Hot on the heels of the first details regarding the upcoming sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix hitting this morning comes the very first images from the film. Writer/producer Simon Kinberg, a longtime staple of the X-Men franchise, steps into the director’s chair for the first time on this film, revealing to EW that it was Jennifer Lawrence who most pushed him to make the jump to directing. Kinberg also wrote the script, and this follow-up adapts the famous Dark Phoenix Saga comics arc, which Kinberg first took a crack at in X-Men: The Last Stand. …
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First X-Men 7 Photos Reveal Dark Phoenix

First X-Men 7 Photos Reveal Dark Phoenix
There's not a whole lot of information about the upcoming 2018 release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but we now have our first sneak peek and it looks pretty awesome. Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018, and will have Simon Kinberg at the helm. This will be his second time writing within the iconic storyline, as his first try was in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. Though he wrote the screenplay for Last Stand, he did not direct it, so this will be the director's debut in the storyline and it's something that he holds close to his heart. Sophie Turner is featured on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly and it's our first look at Jean Gray's turn to the dark side.

The famous comic book arc of Jean Gray going dark was dabbled with in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand with Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, but
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‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Timeline Revealed; Will Be Going to Outer Space

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Timeline Revealed; Will Be Going to Outer Space
As 2017 winds to a close, we’re starting to get a first look at some very big 2018 movies. That includes X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the upcoming X-Men sequel that proves to be different than anything that came before. Simon Kinberg, who wrote and/or produced X-Men: The Last Stand, Days of Future Past, Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, is making his directorial debut on Dark Phoenix, taking over directing duties from Bryan Singer who helmed the last two X-Men films. Kinberg wrote the script himself as well, and while fans have been curious to see …
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X-Men Producer Wants to Bring Mutants Into the Marvel Movie Universe

X-Men Producer Wants to Bring Mutants Into the Marvel Movie Universe
20th Century Fox has maintained control of the X-Men franchise for almost 20 years, since the first X-Men hit theaters in 2000, but lately there has been talk of the mutants finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While nothing is set in stone yet, there has been talk all month that Disney is negotiating to buy 20th Century Fox, a deal that would put the 20th Century Fox Marvel properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four under the same roof as Marvel, but what would longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner think about her beloved franchise joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here's what she had to say during a recent interview.

"Well, I wish. I would love it, I would love it. But it's not for me to say."

If this deal does actually happen, it will mark a reunion between Lauren Shuler Donner and her former protege, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
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Hugh Jackman & Willem Dafoe on how superhero films changed

David Crow Nov 30, 2017

In a new video, Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe consider how superhero movies have changed since X-Men and Spider-Man.

Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe were there at the beginning of superhero cinema in the 21st century. Before their respective debuts in the genre, 2000’s X-Men and 2002’s Spider-Man, superhero movies were still considered the tacky punchlines set-up by the likes of Batman & Robin. But after their two movies, a genre was reborn, and it has grown ever since—to the point of dominating Hollywood’s entire release calendar each fiscal year.

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Yet as Jackman and Dafoe are both in contention for awards consideration this year (including for a superhero movie on Jackman’s part), they are now also having the opportunity to look back at how the times have changed since they helped crack this code some 15 years ago.
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James Franco Confirms He’s Working On A Hard R-Rated X-Men Movie

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that James Franco was returning to the superhero genre – after playing Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – to star in a new Fox project based around Jamie Madrox Aka Multiple Man. The film was said to be another spinoff of the X-Men franchise, following Deadpool, Logan and the upcoming New Mutants.

While talking with The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, Franco was on hand to elaborate on the thinking behind the pic. Though he stopped short of confirming that he would be playing the titular character, his talk of working with producer Simon Kinberg and the X-Men movie team all but confirms it. He also revealed that the film would be another R-rated venture for the franchise.

“I do have a superhero that I am developing. I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say
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James Franco Aims to Make Hard R, Ground Breaking X-Men Movie

James Franco Aims to Make Hard R, Ground Breaking X-Men Movie
We reported earlier this month that 20th Century Fox is teaming up with James Franco on Multiple Man, a new X-Men spin-off that James Franco is set to both star in and produce. While that report wasn't necessarily confirmed by the studio, James Franco was asked about this project, and while he wouldn't say that the project he's developing is Multiple Man, he did state that it's an X-Men project that he's working on with Simon Kinberg at 20th Century Fox. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview, while promoting his new film The Disaster Artist.

"I do have a superhero that I am developing. I don't know how much I can say. But I will say I am producing and performing in it. It's early stages. I think probably what I can say is, like anything, there's a need to develop more. Our bottom line Mo is,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?

X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?
X-Men: Dark Phoenix may be killing off a major character from the franchise in a pretty brutal way. The Dark Phoenix Saga is not only one of the most beloved X-Men storylines, but it's one of the most iconic Marvel Comics stories ever. Period. And adapting it for the big screen was completely botched in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. But next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to take another crack at it and, at the very least, it sounds like the movie won't pull any punches.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. A new report claims that long-time franchise producer and writer Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to show the full range of Jean Grey's Phoenix powers in the movie. In order to do so, he's going to have her kill off one of the main character's that's
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Will X-Men: Dark Phoenix Kill Off One Of These Major Characters?

The latest mainline film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, has now wrapped. Despite principal production having finished though, we still know surprisingly little about the movie. That being said, the title tells us quite a bit to start with, as Dark Phoenix will tackle the iconic comic book storyline of Jean Grey’s descent into darkness, and will hopefully prove to be a much more successful attempt than X-Men: The Last Stand.

Now, thanks to a new report from That Hashtag Show, we might just know the exact incident that causes Sophie Turner’s telepathic mutant to turn to the dark side. Ths’ sources allege that Dark Phoenix will feature a sequence where Jean attempts to unleash her powers but fails to control them – killing a long-running character in the process. Though the report didn’t note who exactly will meet their maker, the character in question is
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Model Recalls 'Terrifying' Alleged Russell Simmons Sexual Assault - as Mogul Says He's 'Still Evolving'

Model Recalls 'Terrifying' Alleged Russell Simmons Sexual Assault - as Mogul Says He's 'Still Evolving'
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‘Justice League’ Is Less than the Sum of Its Parts

My grandparents lived in an age of Westerns. My parents grew up in an age of Musicals. Today we exist in an age of Superheroes. 1978 convinced us that a man could fly. In 1989, we danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight. At the turn of the century, evolution leapt forward. And in 2002, we learned that with great power there must also come great responsibility. Each progression in the superhero formula had its growing pains – Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Batman & Robin, X-Men: The Last Stand, Spider-Man 3 – but each also brought us

Justice League’ Is Less than the Sum of Its Parts
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Terry Crews Slams Russell Simmons After Producer Is Accused of Coercing Woman to Perform Oral Sex

Terry Crews Slams Russell Simmons After Producer Is Accused of Coercing Woman to Perform Oral Sex
Terry Crews has slammed Russell Simmons after the producer was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage model in 1991 while director Brett Ratner allegedly watched.

On Sunday, Crews, 49, shared a screenshot of an email he allegedly received from Simmons about the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor’s claims that he was sexually assaulted by agent Adam Venit.

In the message, Simmons allegedly urged Crews to “give the agent a pass ask that he be reinstated.”

“Message Russell Simmons sent to me regarding my sexual assault case against Adam Venit of @Wme,” Crews wrote alongside the image before adding: “Dear @UncleRUSH — No One Gets A Pass.
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James Franco to play Multiple Man in new X-Men spinoff movie

20th Century Fox has added another X-Men spinoff movie to its upcoming slate, with Deadline revealing that James Franco is set to take on the role of Jamie Madrox in a Multiple Man film. Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) is penning the script, while Franco will produce alongside X-Men veteran Simon Kinberg.

Multiple Man was created by Len Wein and first appeared in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 back in 1975. He is a mutant who has the ability to create “dupes” – perfect replicas of himself – and absorb them back into himself, gaining their memories, knowledge and skills.

Jamie Madrox appeared as a villain in X-Men: The Last Stand, where he was portrayed by Eric Dane. There had been talk previously that Fox was looking to develop the character for an X-Factor TV series, while it was also rumoured that Multiple Man would feature as a character in the Channing Tatum-headlined Gambit – a
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