It’s fair to say that Dark Phoenix hasn’t had a great build-up to its June 7th release date. Perhaps the most troubled comic book movie of the summer (if you discount the fiasco of Hellboy
fans are probably keeping their expectations pretty low. Producer Hutch Parker
has recently suggested, though, that audiences may have seen a different take on the material, with Fox
having considered an R-rated version rather than the eventual PG-13.
Parker was somewhat cagey about the prospect of increasing the harder content in Dark Phoenix
to justify the R-rating, but responded to questions about the certificate as follows:
“Not really, not really. We would’ve. I mean I don’t think, it wouldn’t have been something we were shy about. We try, not unlike with Logan, we try to let the story dictate the rating, so to really decide what story are we telling,