Brand new concept art for Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix has revealed cut characters from the Hellfire Club.
Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix remains a black-sheep in this year’s slate of iconic comic book films that graced the silver screen. A critical and commercial failure that casually diminished the legacy of the once-revered X-Men franchise, Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix continues to be an anomaly for both fans and cinema pundits due to its choice in director and insistence on once again adapting the Dark Phoenix saga. What could have been an inspired and satisfying conclusion to the characters Sophie Turner and co. brought to life ended up being a whimper.
Phil Boutte, a costume concept artist, has come to the rescue to let us know what could have been a part of Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix. Taking to Instagram, Boutte discussed how he and costume designer Daniel Orlandi worked on creating concept art for members of the Hellfire Club, who were poised to star in Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix. Unfortunately, the members of the Hellfire Club never graced the big screen this summer when the film debuted to lacklustre responses. Lucky for us, though, Boutte has posted a variety of scrapped pieces of concept art that give us a plethora of looks at members of the Hellfire Club, including multiple costume choices. You can check out the scrapped concept art from Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix below. Be sure to swipe right to see all the pieces of concept art.
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?Enter: The Hellfire Club! ? A while back, I had the pleasure of working with the ever gracious Costume Designer @daniel.oh.orlandi on #xmendarkphoenix . We had a great time but were saddened that these designs ended up on the chopping block. Here is a post of what could have been. Now that Marvel owns the property, I wonder if we will see some version of them in the future? ??♂️….. . . . . #xmen #hellfireclub #darkphoenix #darkphoenixmovie #conceptart #costumeconceptart #characterdesign #costumedesign
The Hellfire Club previously appeared in X-Men: First Class, though they weren’t as spot-on as the renditions that were set to be depicted in Dark Phoenix. In the concept art for the Sophie Turner film, we’ve got solid looks at Harry Leland, Freidrich Von Roehm, twins Andrea and Andreas Von Strucker, Shinobi Shaw, the Red Lotus Gang and Emma Frost. It’s hard to say if the inclusion of the Hellfire Club would have benefited the film or diminished it even further, as Dark Phoenix was already overstuffed.
Are you disappointed that the Hellfire Club didn’t appear in Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix? Let us know in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Sophie Turner’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 Sophie Turner and the future of the X-Men!
Source: Phil Boutte
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe