Dark Phoenix

Trivia: The third act was completely changed after reshoots. The final battle originally took place in space, and was then relocated to a train.

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Trivia: The soldiers guarding the X-Men on the train are part of the "Mutant Containment Unit", and have "MCU" patches on their arms. Director Simon Kinberg has said while the name wasn't initially intended to connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he of course recognised the significance of the acronym as soon as the wording was suggested and was happy to make the patches quite prominent as a deliberate nod to the X-Men returning to their parent company.

Trivia: Early on in production, the film was actually meant to be an epic two-part story. Part one would be called "Phoenix," while part two would be called "Dark Phoenix." The studio eventually pulled the plug on the second film for unknown reasons, forcing writer/director Simon Kinberg to fold the scripts together into one single film. Many elements of the story fell by the wayside when this happened since they couldn't be fit into one single film.


Trivia: This movie was originally meant to be the start of a new trilogy of "X-Men" movies that would follow the continued exploits of the younger "First Class" X-Men cast during the 90's. Characters such as Charles Xavier, Storm, Cyclops and Jean Gray/Phoenix were expected to return. However, after the merger of Disney and 20th Century Fox, future films were shelved and this movie was slightly retooled to serve as an impromptu finale for the franchise.


Trivia: "Dark Phoenix" is set to be the final main-series entry in Fox's "X-Men" film series. (The spin-off film "The New Mutants" will be the last official entry in the saga, though it will be a stand-alone story with little connection to the main series.) Disney acquired Fox's movie rights during post-production, and after this film's release, the X-Men are planned to be rebooted as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Trivia: Originally scheduled to be released in November, 2018. The film was pushed back repeatedly for reshoots, eventually landing with a June, 2019 release date.


Trivia: As is customary with the "X-Men" series, the 20th Century Fox logo is slightly altered. The "X" in the logo begins to glow as if becoming red-hot, and also stays on-screen for an extra split-second after the rest of the logo begins to fade out.


Trivia: The first "X-Men" movie to not feature Hugh Jackman in any capacity. (Although he did not shoot any footage for the two "Deadpool" films, he appears in both films through either images, references or stock-footage).


Factual error: The space shuttle is spinning due to a stuck thruster. In such a case, the spin would be continually increasing as there is no air resistance. The X-Men shoot out of the thruster and the spin stops. Not factual. They would have needed opposite thrusters to stop it. (00:11:55)


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Question: When the soldiers were taking the mutants to the containment center by the train, Kurt shouts towards the soldiers "Your kid was right about us. We could help you." What does he mean "your kid"? (01:26:45)

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Chosen answer: Four minutes earlier, one of the MCU soldiers walks past Kurt and says to him "My kid used to be a fan" (of the X-Men). So later on, Kurt yells to the same soldier "Your kid was right about us. We could help you!", meaning that he and the other mutants can be trusted to help them fight the D'Bari attackers.

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