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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:37 am 
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I don’t know about you but I’m already getting excited. :D

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix heats up EW's First Look Issue

Tim Stack
December 7, 2017 at 9:00am EST
To read more about Dark Phoenix, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

This Phoenix has risen… again. On Nov. 2, 2018, Dark Phoenix will arrive in theaters and finally deliver the storyline X-Men fans have wanted for years. Simon Kinberg previously attempted to tell the iconic Jean Grey tale — about the telepath’s battle with demons in her own mind — with his screenplay for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, but studio pressure squeezed her story into a reductive subplot. Kinberg, making his directorial debut, felt in his gut that this was the story that he needed to tell once Bryan Singer, who directed the previous two sequels, stepped aside. “[The film] was so clear in my head, emotionally and visually, that it would have killed me to hand this to somebody else to direct,” Kinberg says.

Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in a new, unexpected role: national heroes. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) even lands on the cover of Time magazine. But his growing ego puts the team at risk. “Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” Kinberg says. After they’re dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner)— the Phoenix.

Based partially on Chris Claremont’s comic, Phoenix will feature some of the series’ biggest set pieces to date, including the X-Men’s first trip to outer space. It’s also the most sinister, and somber, chapter in the saga and includes a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise. “This is probably the most emotional X-Men we’ve done and the most pathos-driven,” McAvoy says. “There’s a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering.” The movie becomes a fight for Jean’s soul as Phoenix threatens to overtake her mind and divide the X-Men, particularly Jean and her mentor, Charles. “It’s about the butterfly effect of this thing happening,” says Turner, who studied schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders to prepare. “What happens when the person you love the most falls into darkness?”

All involved with the production of Phoenix last summer in Montreal wouldn’t know the answer as the experience on set was actually calm, an adjective not usually applicable to X-Men shoots. Ellen Page recently accused Last Stand director Brett Ratner of homophobic and abusive behavior on the set of that film. (Ratner’s lawyer did not respond to EW’s request for comment.) Singer faced sexual assault allegations in 2014. Those charges — which Singer called “outrageous, vicious, and completely false” — did not stem from anything on an X-Men production, but his sets do have a reputation for drama. (On Dec. 4, Fox dismissed him in the middle of directing Bohemian Rhapsody, and though he’s credited as a producer on Phoenix, he has not been directly involved with the film.) “I had heard stories of these sets,” admits Jessica Chastain, who plays an otherworldly shapeshifter who comes into contact with Phoenix. “But working with Simon and Hutch and Sophie was the most loving, strong, happy set.” Adds Lawrence: “It was unrecognizable. Everything was on time. Everything was organized. These movies have always been fun amidst chaos, and now they were fun with no chaos.”

Besides Dark Phoenix, EW’s First Look Issue has exclusive details on all of 2018’s biggest projects, including Ocean’s 8, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and The Incredibles 2.

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.....and includes a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise.


Snort! Chuckle! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROFLMAO.

Until the next reboot. Like every single other event in X-Men.

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.....and includes a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise.


Snort! Chuckle! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROFLMAO.

Until the next reboot. Like every single other event in X-Men.

Getting a wee bit jaded are we? :P

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Getting a wee bit jaded are we? :P

Grey-Summers family tree. Time-travel, cloning, alternate realities just make it worse.
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This is why I prefer the Transformers comics by IDW. Running with the same continuity since 2006 and not a single reboot in sight...

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But, but... :D
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This is why I prefer the Transformers comics by IDW. Running with the same continuity since 2006 and not a single reboot in sight...

Yes, but if we take the continuity from the 1980's animated series, in the various forms, there are more than a couple of reboots.

We should just face it - reboots happen, and there's little to nothing we can do about it.

Star Wars
Star Trek
BSG
DC Universes
Marvel Universes
Transformers
Highlander
Disney animated universe
Power Rangers
GI Joe
Even Sesame Street

The only one that didn't get a reboot is Barney, and that should have just gotten the boot.

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KDahm wrote:
The Bushranger wrote:
This is why I prefer the Transformers comics by IDW. Running with the same continuity since 2006 and not a single reboot in sight...

Yes, but if we take the continuity from the 1980's animated series, in the various forms, there are more than a couple of reboots.

We should just face it - reboots happen, and there's little to nothing we can do about it.

Star Wars
Star Trek
BSG
DC Universes
Marvel Universes
Transformers
Highlander
Disney animated universe
Power Rangers
GI Joe
Even Sesame Street

The only one that didn't get a reboot is Barney, and that should have just gotten the boot.

I wonder how many examples of non-rebooted stuff we can find.
I’ll offer up The Phantom comic which - although it has had spinoff versions - does still exist in the original continuity since 1936 in its main series.

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.....and includes a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise.


Snort! Chuckle! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROFLMAO.

Until the next reboot. Like every single other event in X-Men.

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KDahm wrote:
The Bushranger wrote:
This is why I prefer the Transformers comics by IDW. Running with the same continuity since 2006 and not a single reboot in sight...

Yes, but if we take the continuity from the 1980's animated series, in the various forms, there are more than a couple of reboots.


Which is true, and that is why I specifically mentioned the IDW comics series. :D

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Micael wrote:
KDahm wrote:
The Bushranger wrote:
This is why I prefer the Transformers comics by IDW. Running with the same continuity since 2006 and not a single reboot in sight...

Yes, but if we take the continuity from the 1980's animated series, in the various forms, there are more than a couple of reboots.

We should just face it - reboots happen, and there's little to nothing we can do about it.

Star Wars
Star Trek
BSG
DC Universes
Marvel Universes
Transformers
Highlander
Disney animated universe
Power Rangers
GI Joe
Even Sesame Street

The only one that didn't get a reboot is Barney, and that should have just gotten the boot.

I wonder how many examples of non-rebooted stuff we can find.
I’ll offer up The Phantom comic which - although it has had spinoff versions - does still exist in the original continuity since 1936 in its main series.


Judge Dredd - not only no reboots, but Joe has been aging in real time since 1977


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Judge Dredd - not only no reboots, but Joe has been aging in real time since 1977

Nope. Two movie reboots.

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Judge Dredd - not only no reboots, but Joe has been aging in real time since 1977

Nope. Two movie reboots.



There was only one Dredd movie. One. Titled Dredd. I have no idea what you are suggesting by saying two movies. Stop saying silly things.

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KDahm wrote:
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Judge Dredd - not only no reboots, but Joe has been aging in real time since 1977

Nope. Two movie reboots.

They haven’t ended or rebooted the main continuity though, don’t think you can count other media adaptions in that way as they’re never fully in continuity.

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