New Concept Art For Sophie Turner’s ‘Dark Phoenix Reveals Cut Hellfire Club Characters

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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.

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