The Dark Phoenix Saga might indeed be next for the main X-Men films according to a new rumor from Heroic Hollywood’s weekly YouTube show Heroic Insider. There are stating that’s the plan for the next main X-Men film and will somehow be tied into Apocalypse.
We’ve actually suggested this ourselves back in September, when producer Simon Kinberg mentioned to MTV that the cosmic side of X-Men franchise could explored starting with X-Men: Apocalypse. A rumor has given the impression that Apocalypse himself could possibly being an alien or having alien connections in the film.
“I feel like we have been, the X-Men franchise, has been growing a little bit more into science fiction. I think Days of Future Past with time travel and the Sentinels took us into a slightly broader, more science fiction world than the films had occupied in the past. We felt like the movies were ready for something that was slightly more, let’s say, cosmic. Once we made the decision for Apocalypse to be the villain at the center of the movie, we wanted to be true to the comics, which are sort of, like you, say, not costume, but it’s not just a guy in a helmet. It is more cosmic.”
Dark Phoenix‘s origins are actually cosmic and the saga does pull-in The Shi’ar Empire along with it’s Imperial Guard, the Fox owned massive alien collective that has yet to be used in any of their films. Going into space would make a lot of sense, and completely reboot that horrible telling of her story in X3.
Some might suggest that the Dark Phoenix Saga has already been told in X3: The Last Stand, and my reply would be, no it was not. She just happened to be in the film, that storyline was never properly adapted, like at all. A huge to one of the most well known X-Men stories that happens to have a huge connection to the cosmic side of the franchise, which has yet to be tapped by Fox.
The Starjammers led by Cyclops’ space pirate father could be their own version of Star Wars or Guardians of The Galaxy, the cosmic side of the X-Men universe has lots of storytelling potential.
It’ll be interesting if this has anything to do with Josh Boone’s New Mutants that features James McAvoy’s Xavier, or if this is being set aside for the X-Men film that comes afterwards, when Bryan Singer is finished making 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. That’s if Singer returns to direct another X-Men film.
SOURCE: HEROIC HOLLYWOOD