SALT LAKE CITY — “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is expected to be a blockbuster bomb — Deadline reports the film could lose more than $100 million — and rumors from The Hollywood Reporter indicate behind-the-scenes decisions at 20th Century Fox hurt the film in the long run.

“Dark Phoenix,” which has the lowest domestic debut of any “X-Men” movie at $33 million, was allegedly impacted by reshoots, poor marketing and a release date shuffle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer and director Simon Kinberg opted to double down on past failures in the X-Men films for “Dark Phoenix.” His script acted as a continuation of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” a critical failure according to io9, and tread the same ground as “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which sits at a 57 percent for positive critical reception on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Dark Phoenix” also required reshoots and rewriting both during and after production. Actress Sophie Turner said in an interview with ScreenRant that Kinberg was daily reworking plot points and dialogue. While SlashFilm notes most reshoots aren’t indicative of a bad movie, io9 reports that the adjustments can hurt the final product.

Additionally, the newest X-Men was allegedly bumped from its February release date …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


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