X-Men: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Director Takes Responsibility For Film’s Failure

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In an unusual instance, the director of the latest X-Men film, Simon Kinberg, is taking responsibility for the Dark Phoenix‘s failure at the box office.

During a recent interview with KCRW, Dark Phoenix director, Simon Kinberg talked a bit about the recent X-Men film and its disappointing box office numbers. He mentions that the movie just clearly didn’t connect with either the people that saw it. Furthermore, Simon Kinberg stated that it didn’t connect with the people that did see the film.

Eventually, however, he took full responsibility for the film’s failure saying that it was essentially his fault:

It clearly is a movie that didn’t connect with audiences that didn’t see it, it didn’t connect enough with audiences that did see it. So that’s on me.

From the sound of things, Simon Kinberg is ready to take responsibility for the film’s failure to perform!

As you all probably know by now, the latest X-Men film, Dark Phoenix had the worst weekend opening out of any film of the franchise, with a pitiful 32.8M opening at the box office. Furthermore, the film was savaged by critics and currently hold a 23% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But, at the very least, the director of the film is bold enough to admit that his film’s failure was, at least in part, on him.

What did you think of Dark Phoenix? Was it as bad as the critics said? Let us know what you thought of the latest X-Men film in the comments below!

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.

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.

Dark Phoenix is now playing in theaters everywhere.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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