‘Dark Phoenix’ Producer Explains How The Movie Differs From ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’

Dark Phoenix is taking inspiration from the same comic book story as 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand but producer Hutch Parker assures fans the two films differ quite a bit.

X-Men is a film franchise that has been going strong since the first film hit theaters in 2000. The third film in the X-Men series, titled X-Men: The Last Stand, was a very loose adaptation of the Dark Phoenix Saga comic book storyline. Thirteen years later, the film Dark Phoenix is adapting the same story but producer Hutch Parker assured fans that the film won’t be a remake of the 2006 film.

Hutch Parker, one of the producers on Dark Phoenix, was recently speaking with ComicBook.com about the upcoming film and explained that it differs from X-Men: The Last Stand quite a bit. This is what Hutch Parker had to say about the difference between the two movies.

“This is pretty different than the third movie.”

Check out what else Hutch Parker had to say about Dark Phoenix and X-Men: The Last Stand taking inspiration from the same iconic comic book story.

“I mean the decision here, it was really Simon [Kinberg]’s decision was to tell the Dark Phoenix story but really tell it as Jean’s story. So that was first and foremost. So it’s a much more thorough investigation of that saga of the story at that heart of the saga and much truer to Jean as a character. I think you’re right that one of the challenges was how do we balance what is in the comics in the galactic and intergalactic nature of that storyline with wanting to stay more Earth centric. And you know, we obviously made the decision to include some of that, but to keep it rooted in and around the characters we’ve come to know and love within the X-Men.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Dark Phoenix as soon as more information becomes available. Are you a fan of X-Men: The Last Stand? Do Hutch Parker’s comments make you more or less excited about Dark Phoenix taking from the same source material as The Last Stand did? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”

The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.

Source: ComicBook.com

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.