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Dark Phoenix Director Expresses Remorse For X-Men (Must See)

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For fans of the mutant movie saga, the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a source of anxiety for multiple reasons. For one thing, we’ve been hearing ongoing reports of difficulties behind the scenes in the lead-up to next year’s release, and the movie’s latest delay announcement wasn’t exactly a huge confidence-booster. Moreover, the film is both written and directed by Simon Kinberg, a scribe with a pretty iffy history when it comes to adapting this particular comic book story.

Before serving as a producer for all recent X-Men-related films, Kinberg co-wrote the script for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, a film largely remembered for offering a lamentably sloppy take on the Dark Phoenix storyline, not to mention about half a dozen other plot strands. Fortunately, these last twelve years have given Kinberg time to reflect on what could’ve been done better, and during a panel at NYCC, the filmmaker apologized for his past mistakes and assured us that this next attempt will be better.

“I’m sorry for X-Men 3… We tried to tell the Dark Phoenix story and we didn’t do it properly. So, with this Dark Phoenix story there is no ‘cure’ plot, there is no other plot. It is the Dark Phoenix story, as told in comics, as told in the cartoons. Sophie is the center of the film, that’s why she’s the one person that’s in the teaser poster. The entire movie revolves around her.”

After The Last Stand left the X-Men universe in a messy state, 2014’s Days of Future Past essentially erased the events of that trilogy-closing film through its time travel plotline, creating a clean slate for this next adaptation. Nonetheless, in the wake of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, it’s clear that many viewers are once more growing weary of these mutant adventures, suggesting that another, more definitive reset of the franchise might be in order.

As it turns out, the recent Disney-Fox deal could provide the fresh start that this series needs, but in the meantime, we’ve still got X-Men: Dark Phoenix scheduled to hit theaters on June 7th, 2019. Here’s hoping that Kinberg has learned enough from the franchise’s previous misstep to make this second crack at the story worth the ever-lengthening wait.

Source: EpicStream

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The Flash: Nora (Season 5 Episode 1)

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1, “Nora,” is not just a great start to the comic book series’ fifth season, it’s a bold, clear statement that the show is serious about getting back to the things we all once loved so much about it.

At its best, the show is bright and colorful, often managing to feel like a comic book panel from scene to scene. It’s funny, and silly and generally a great time to watch. Its villains run the gamut from the ridiculous to the terrifying. And it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

But what has always set the show apart from other genre properties on the air is its focus on the characters at its center.

No matter what was happening on The Flash, no matter how nonsensical the plots got or how overpowered the villains became, the relationships between Barry, Cisco, Caitlin, Iris and the rest of the rotating cast of Team Flash held the series together.

These are the people we keep tuning in to the show for. Not the over the top villains or nonsensical plot twists involving the Speed Force. That stuff’s nice, when it works.

But it’s not why we’re here.

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1 - Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West - Allen and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen
The Flash — “Nora” — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

“Nora” proves that when The Flash focuses on the characters and relationships at its core, there’s not a better superhero show on television right now.

And hopefully its existence means that the powers that be behind the scenes realize that too.

Yeah, there’s a villain of the week. But Gridlock is generally forgettable as a character in his own right, and important only in that his presence provides the reason Barry and his daughter-from-the-future Nora to work together.

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Oh, and he introduces the mysterious figure that we can all assume will be this season’s Big Bad, Cicada.

But the main focus in the season premiere is squarely where it belongs: on the characters we love.

Nora West-Allen is adorable — effervescent and charmingly awkward, she seems a perfect blend of both of her parents. Her nickname is XS, not because she’s small, but because she’s so extra. Basically, she’s perfect.

And her arrival manages to spark a story that’s grounded completely in the characters we already know and love.

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1 - Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS
The Flash — “Nora” — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Because irony is dead, Barry’s freaking out about the fact that Nora’s presence could drastically change all their timelines.  (Seriously, him lecturing a n y o n e about messing with the time stream is beyond rich.)

Iris, for her part, is eager to get to know her daughter, plus the tiniest bit jealous that Nora has such an obvious and instant preference for Barry.

(See? This is the kind of character work I love. Yes, Iris is jealous, but it’s not a plot point shoved in for story’s sake. It’s just a realistic, extremely human reaction to a difficult situation.)

The fact that there’s a logical, character-driven reason for Nora’s behavior just makes things even better — and more heart-wrenching, in the end.

See, in her future, she never knew her father. Barry disappeared a few years after she was born, and she seems to have spent her entire life trying to live up the legend of this man she never knew.

Nora’s risking destroying her own time line just to spend a day with her father, and if that isn’t just the most Barry thing to do, I don’t know what is.

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The Flash — “Nora” — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

All this eventually culminates in a final showdown with Gridlock aboard a crashing airplane. The sequence is exciting and looks great, but the best part isn’t Cisco vibe-ing the team aboard a falling jet, or the three speedsters saving the day.

It’s Barry Allen, teaching his daughter to phase using the exact same words — complete with a flashback voiceover! — original recipe Harrison Wells told him.

The heart of this show is  — and always has been — the characters at its center, and the family they’ve created for themselves.

And if Season 5’s initial overarching mysteries (Nora, Barry’s disappearance, Caitlin’s resurrected father) are any indication, The Flash seems to have finally realized that that’s a feature, not a bug. Let’s hope so.

Stray Thoughts and Observations

  • Drunk!Cisco is too cute.
  • Bye again, Wally. I’m glad you at least got to say a proper farewell this time
  • It’s a relief that The Flash seems to be making Caitlin’s investigation into her past — and what we have to assume is her quest for her suddenly not-dead father — a priority this season. (But please don’t cram Ralph in there. Those two have next to zero relationship.)
  • Did Ralph’s brain fall out over the hiatus? I can kind of handwave him not knowing that Killer Frost is missing, given that he was trapped in The Thinker’s mind or however we’re explaining all that. But, are we honestly expected to believe that he spent an entire season working with a variety of folks from multiple Earths while portals opened everywhere and he just…what? Never noticed? Spare me.
  • Please everything let this show give me a Grodd and King Shark fight.
  • No one asked for Cecile to still have powers, is all I’m saying. [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Director Was Energized By Thor: Ragnarok

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Director Was Energized By Thor: Ragnarok

From Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be taking the superhero genre increasingly away from the old-fashioned archetype of street-level vigilantes, and up into the cosmic unknown. And according to director Simon Kinberg, the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be following suit.

During a panel at NYCC, Kinberg cited the interplanetary escapades of Thor: Ragnarok as a source of inspiration for next year’s X-Men sequel.

“[Dark Phoenix is] a movie that goes into space and is cosmic, very much inspired actually by what [Taika Waititi] did with Thor — even though the tone is totally different — but just the ability to make a character movie that still feels grounded, and fun, but is in whole other universes. Jessica Chastain’s character plays an alien, and that’s all I can tell you about that. But, yeah, it’s the Dark Phoenix story and if you’ve read that comic I think you’re going to like the movie a lot.”From Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be taking the superhero genre increasingly away from the old-fashioned archetype of street-level vigilantes, and up into the cosmic unknown. And according to director Simon Kinberg, the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be following suit.  During a panel at NYCC, Kinberg cited the interplanetary escapades of Thor: Ragnarok as a source of inspiration for next year’s X-Men sequel.  “[Dark Phoenix is] a movie that goes into space and is cosmic, very much inspired actually by what [Taika Waititi] did with Thor — even though the tone is totally different — but just the ability to make a character movie that still feels grounded, and fun, but is in whole other universes. Jessica Chastain’s character plays an alien, and that’s all I can tell you about that. But, yeah, it’s the Dark Phoenix story and if you’ve read that comic I think you’re going to like the movie a lot.”

At this same panel, the longtime X-Men producer and writer also apologized for mistakes made in adapting the Dark Phoenix storyline for The Last Stand. Since that messily written 2006 film stayed pretty much earthbound, it does indeed sound like Kinberg will be trying something very different for this second attempt, though hopefully the film isn’t just trading a rehash of The Last Stand for an imitation of the MCU’s formula for success.

Previously, Kinberg has compared Dark Phoenix to last year’s highly character-driven Logan, arguing that the film will differ from the overcrowded Last Stand by placing Jean Grey and her dangerous alter ego as the focus of the story. For many a viewer, the Hugh Jackman-led movie served as a much-needed reminder that the X-Men universe was still capable of making us feel invested in its most frequently employed characters, and in the wake of the poorly received ­Apocalypse, this new movie could certainly stand to do the same favor for James McAvoy’s Xavier and his young peers.

We’ll see if X-Men: Dark Phoenix can live up to its influences when it hits theaters on June 7th, 2019.

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