After that, we lastly acquired the Deadpool spinoff film that Fox was so reluctant to do, but not solely made them large financial institution, however made them understand they might department out. We acquired one other major X-Males film, a super-violent Wolverine finale, a Deadpool sequel, and manufacturing of two extra films that have been muddily blended with Disney’s buy of Fox.
All through all of that, the films weren’t completely coherent as a single narrative. Even when you ignore the overall meta-ness of the Deadpool films, the X-Males Cinematic Universe stored making an attempt to use Band-Aids when their continuity might by no means even hope for an open-casket funeral.
Dark Phoenix and New Mutants have been filmed across the similar time. The intent was for New Mutants to come back out first, nevertheless it’s lengthy turn out to be notorious for being the Duke Nukem Endlessly of mutant films, getting pushed again repeatedly for a wide range of causes. That left Darkish Phoenix because the “finale” for the X-Males Cinematic Universe.
However Darkish Phoenix introduced the franchise out with a whimper. A lot of it needed to do with Simon Kinberg making an attempt to inform the identical story that he did in X-Males: The Final Stand and never doing a lot better, if in any respect. Regardless of that includes huge Hollywood names, virtually everybody concerned appeared to have checked out and Mystique’s demise was telegraphed from the very first trailer.
The film did scrap its downer ending of Xavier surveying the empty wreckage of his faculty for one thing more optimistic and fitting for a finale. Becoming sufficient, not less than. Xavier left the college in Beast’s fingers (or was kicked out) and went on to have a peaceable chess recreation with Magneto. All of the whereas, we might see the Phoenix within the day sky with Jean doing a monologue.