Dark Phoenix

Trivia: The third act was completely changed after reshoots. The final battle originally took place in space, and was then relocated to a train.

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Trivia: The soldiers guarding the X-Men on the train are part of the "Mutant Containment Unit", and have "MCU" patches on their arms. Director Simon Kinberg has said while the name wasn't initially intended to connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he of course recognised the significance of the acronym as soon as the wording was suggested and was happy to make the patches quite prominent as a deliberate nod to the X-Men returning to their parent company.


Trivia: Early on in production, the film was actually meant to be an epic two-part story. Part one would be called "Phoenix," while part two would be called "Dark Phoenix." The studio eventually pulled the plug on the second film for unknown reasons, forcing writer/director Simon Kinberg to fold the scripts together into one single film. Many elements of the story fell by the wayside when this happened since they couldn't be fit into one single film.


Trivia: This movie was originally meant to be the start of a new trilogy of "X-Men" movies that would follow the continued exploits of the younger "First Class" X-Men cast during the 90's. Characters such as Charles Xavier, Storm, Cyclops and Jean Gray/Phoenix were expected to return. However, after the merger of Disney and 20th Century Fox, future films were shelved and this movie was slightly retooled to serve as an impromptu finale for the franchise.


Trivia: "Dark Phoenix" is set to be the final main-series entry in Fox's "X-Men" film series. (The spin-off film "The New Mutants" will be the last official entry in the saga, though it will be a stand-alone story with little connection to the main series.) Disney acquired Fox's movie rights during post-production, and after this film's release, the X-Men are planned to be rebooted as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Trivia: The directorial debut of Simon Kinberg. Kinberg was chosen due to his history with the series - he was a co-writer on "X-Men: The Last Stand," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" and worked as a producer on several other entries.


Trivia: Originally scheduled to be released in November, 2018. The film was pushed back repeatedly for reshoots, eventually landing with a June, 2019 release date.


Trivia: The first "X-Men" movie to not feature Hugh Jackman in any capacity. (Although he did not shoot any footage for the two "Deadpool" films, he appears in both films through either images, references or stock-footage).


Trivia: As is customary with the "X-Men" series, the 20th Century Fox logo is slightly altered. The "X" in the logo begins to glow as if becoming red-hot, and also stays on-screen for an extra split-second after the rest of the logo begins to fade out.


Factual error: In the car at the beginning of the movie, Jean uses her telekinetic powers to switch the radio from a station playing "By the time I get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell to Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London." It's 1975, and Zevon recorded the song only in 1978 (although the song itself had already been written in 1975, other artists played it in live concerts in the Fall of that year). (00:01:30)

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Question: Did Raven ever love Charles? They seemingly teased something like this in First Class so I'm merely curious.


Answer: Yes, during the events of First Class it is clear that Raven harbors romantic feelings for Charles, though Charles himself views the relationship as platonic. After meeting Erik, Raven's romantic affections seem to shift to him and Raven views Charles as an adoptive brother. This inadvertently causes something of a rivalry between Erik and Charles when Raven decides to leave with Erik. In Days of Future Past Charles' behavior seems to suggest some romantic feelings for Raven, with Charles expressing jealousy of Erik's relationship with Raven. By the time of Apocalypse, Charles and Raven once again seem to have a strictly platonic relationship which remains in place through Dark Phoenix.

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