Dark Phoenix comic book writer Chris Claremont threw shade at 20th Century Fox’s X-Men movies during a New York Comic-Con panel.
Chris Claremont is a veteran comic book writer who’s best known for his sixteen-year stint on Uncanny X-Men and co-creating the classic Marvel stories “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past” with his X-Men collaborator John Byrne. During yesterday’s X-Men panel at New York Comic-Con, Chris Claremont took a shot at Fox for the way the studio treated his X-Men stories.
“I wish they’d gotten my films right,” Chris Claremont said during the NYCC panel. According to AiPT! Comics, Chris Claremont’s jab at Fox came after a discussion about how Stan Lee’s Marvel stories were adapted for the big screen.
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Fox’s final X-Men movie Dark Phoenix underperformed at the box office, earning just $252 million worldwide against a budget of approximately $200 million. It was also panned by critics and currently holds a 23% score the popular review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, Marvel Studios now controls the rights to the X-Men and other classic Marvel characters like the members of the Fantastic Four. The studio is expected to reboot the X-Men franchise.
Here’s the synopsis for Fox’s Dark Phoenix:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
Dark Phoenix is now available on Digital HD, 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Chris Claremont and the future of the X-Men.