• A Lot of Mental Health Research Went Into Jean Grey's Dark Phoenix Role

    1 month ago - By Screen Rant

    The cast and crew of X-Men: Dark Phoenix did a wealth of mental health research to bring Jean Grey's dark side to life. Dark Phoenix is the second time that the X-Men franchise will attempt to bring the iconic comic storyline to the big screen. The first attempt was during X-Men: The Last Stand which was a movie stuffed to the metaphorical gills with plots - that also happened to include Famke Jansen's Jean Grey being resurrected and possessed by the Phoenix Force. It was so negatively received it nearly killed the X-Men franchise. Dark Phoenix , meanwhile, is arriving at a strange time. A...
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  • Exclusive: Simon Kinberg Explains Dark Phoenix Saga Reboot

    Exclusive: Simon Kinberg Explains Dark Phoenix Saga Reboot

    1 month ago - By Screen Rant

    Explaining why and how he is rebooting the "Dark Phoenix" saga from the X-Men comics, Dark Phoenix writer-director Simon Kinberg said that Jean Grey will be the "absolute center" of this new adaptation. This information comes from a Screen Rant interview conducted with Kinberg during New York Comic Con 2018. This is technically Kinberg's second attempt to adapt the Dark Phoenix story , as he co-wrote the 2006 Brett Ratner film X-Men: The Last Stand. While Jean Grey's struggle with the Phoenix Force was a primary plot point in that threequel, that storyline was run parallel with one about a...
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