When it debuted in theaters earlier this 12 months, many regarded X-Men: Dark Phoenix to be a lackluster finish to Fox’s Marvel franchise, and it appears like that’s carrying by even to the movie’s residence launch. A photograph of the movie’s itemizing on Xfinity, Comcast‘s on-demand channel, not too long ago made the rounds on-line. In the itemizing, Comcast proclaims that Dark Phoenix is just “an X-Men fan’s worst nightmare.”
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Given the truth that this is identical firm that not too long ago used Avengers: Endgame‘s itemizing to lampoon Sony and Marvel’s break up over Spider-Man, this sort of frankness most likely is not an excessive amount of of a shock. Even then, calling the disappointing movie followers’ “worst nightmare” actually is a alternative.
Dark Phoenix, which drew inspiration from the comedian guide storyline of the identical identify, centered round Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) coming to phrases with her new cosmic energy. In the method, the movie sought out to be a conclusion of the numerous years of X-Men motion pictures to date.
“I approach this movie as the culmination of 20 years of storytelling, of living with the X-Men for all this time and watching this family come together, and this movie is the movie that challenged that family and tears them apart in a new way,” director Simon Kinberg instructed ComicBook.com earlier than the movie’s launch. “And so I imagined it as the end result, and I even pitched it to the studio, as that is the end result of this cycle of X-Men tales. Which there shall be extra X-Men motion pictures sooner or later little doubt, however this specific cycle with this solid, it felt prefer it was time to do type of what Game of Thrones has finished, what Endgame has finished, actually see them challenged in a brand new means and kind of survive and go off into the sundown.”
Ultimately, it does not appear as if audiences resonated with the franchise’s conclusion, as the movie was rapidly regarded to be a field workplace bomb.
“It clearly is a movie that didn’t connect with audiences that didn’t see it, it didn’t connect enough with audiences that did see it. So that’s on me,” Kinberg stated in a earlier interview. “I loved making the movie, and I loved the people I made the movie with.”
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now obtainable on Digital. will probably be launched on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on September 17th.