REVIEW: Dark Phoenix (2019)

After X-Men: The Last Stand, many people were upset with the depiction of Jean Grey’s alter ego, Dark Phoenix – none more so than the co-writer of that film, Simon Kinberg. When he had the chance to tell that story again via Dark Phoenix, this time making his directorial debut, he jumped at the chance. …

Matthew Vaughn Talks X-Men and Superman Plans

We finally have some insight into some of Matthew Vaughn’s past projects. First up is his plan for the trilogy that would have spawned from X-Men: First Class. Vaughn’s originally wanted to introduce a new Wolverine, possibly portrayed by Tom Hardy, in the first sequel, which would then culminate in the third film, which would …

Awesome Cheese: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As I wrote in last month’s Awesome Cheese, comic book films expanded in major ways in the last decade. However, it wasn’t just The Losers that missed a step sometimes; even established franchises go down the wrong path. Such is the case for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Initially envisioned as the first in a new line …

Final Dark Phoenix Trailer Arrives

Sure to get lost in the run-up to Avengers: Endgame is the latest – and last, we can safely assume – entry in Fox’s pre-Disney X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix (as opposed to X-Men: Dark Phoenix). It’s kind of the little movie that could, trying to put its best foot forward against a culmination film over …

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Trailer Teases an Emotional Ride

X-Men: Dark Phoenix has had a troubled production, including re-shoots that pushed the film from its November release to February and some behind the scenes issues. I can’t say I was particularly excited for this film after all I’ve heard, and when they announced that we’d be getting a trailer, I was surprised because it …

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Set Photos Emerge

Prepare for another battle of wits between everyone’s favorite mutant frenemies as Instagram account Mariopower has posted pictures from the set of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The photos were taken in Montreal during reshoots for the new – and, one assumes, final – installment in Fox’s X-Men franchise that began way back in 2000. In the …