‘Dark Phoenix’ Comic Creator Chris Claremont Throws Shade At Fox’s ‘X-Men’ Movies

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.

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.

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.