It’s truthful to say Darkish Phoenix has not been the ultimate hurrah X-Males followers have been hoping for for the franchise. Although it was bought to us as The Final Stand executed proper, the film has someway earned even worse critiques than the 2006 effort and sunk reasonably than soared on the field workplace, incomes the lowest-grossing opening weekend for an X-Males movie ever.
We already know that it was the sufferer of intensive reshoots, but it surely now seems like some company conflicts might need impacted Darkish Phoenix‘s high quality, too. Longtime X-Males producer Lauren Shuler Donner – who’s been credited on each X-project since 2000’s origins film – actively disowned DP in a now-deleted tweet.
Presumably in response to messages from followers in regards to the unlucky flopping of the movie, Donner wrote: “Save your condolences. I had zero, nothing to do with Darkish Phoenix. Or Apocalypse, or New Mutants.”
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Rumors up to now have pointed to author/producer Simon Kinberg – who made his directorial debut with DP – utilizing his sway to push Donner out of the proceedings. Whereas that is still to be confirmed, going by her social media outburst, it looks as if she hasn’t had an energetic position with the franchise since Days of Future Previous.
Presumably, Donner continues to be very concerned in Legion, although, as an exec producer. A fast look by means of her feed exhibits that she often retweets and shares promos and posters for the upcoming third and closing season of the X-Males TV collection. We may speculate that’s as a result of Kinberg isn’t closely concerned with the present, however once more, the supposed unhealthy blood between them hasn’t been formally confirmed.
Not that it issues going ahead although, because the Fox period of X-Males is functionally kaput. There’s simply The New Mutants to go subsequent February, and we’re listening to that reshoots may really flip it right into a type of backdoor MCU movie.