Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dark Phoenix, over and over again

I can't wait for the Marvel movies to feature the next cinematic iteration of the X-Men, so we can have yet another retelling of the Dark Phoenix story.

Because there's absolutely nothing else you can do with Jean Grey. Even though the last two times they tried to do it were unquestionably the worst X-Men films of the past 20 years, (and there has been a lot of competition), the filmmakers are all trapped in this endless cycle of trying to capture the echo of a taste of a comic book story from 40 years ago.

Maybe they could retell a different X-Men story. Or maybe they could just evolve a bit and move on.

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