X-Men: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Director Says Film Will Push The PG-13 Rating

Dark Phoenix X-Men Jean Grey Sophie TurnerIt seems that despite the numerous delays and production issues with the latest X-Men film, the director still stands by his decisions and stated that Dark Phoenix will push the PG-13 rating.

During a recent interview, director Simon Kinberg talked a bit about his role as the director and how long he had been with the X-Men franchise and how much everyone was on board with him as the director. When asked about the film’s action he stated that he was pushing the boundaries of the PG-13 rating:

…my vision for the film was a more intense…a more raw X-Men film then we done before. So I was very clear with the studio. I said listen. This was going to push the envelope of the PG-13 X-Men movies that we had seen before. It’s going to be much more like the Dark Knight movies or like Logan…um… then it is going to be like the previous X-Men films.

From the look of things, the director has a very dark vision in mind for Dark Phoenix!

What do you all make of this? Are you looking forward to seeing Dark Phoenix be a much grittier film than the previous installments of the franchise? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Soruce: Comicbook.com

New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed

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Dark Phoenix X-Men Jean Grey Sophie TurnerNew character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.

This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.

You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jean Grey Sophie Turner

Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:

“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 set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Source: IGN

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Professor X James McAvoy

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Mystique Jennifer Lawrence

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Magneto Michael Fassbender

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Beast Nicholas Hoult

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Cyclops Tye Sheridan

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Storm Alexandra Shipp

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Quicksilver Evan Peters

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Nightcrawler Kodi Smit-McPhee

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jessica Chastain

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