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‘Dark Phoenix’ Was Designed To Be “Anti-Apocalypse” and Considered “Too Small For Summer”
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It seems that Dark Phoenix, the final installment of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men film franchise was destined to fail right from the get go. Of course, the first film helped usher in a wave of adaptations which would eventually lead up to the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to a certain extent the DC Extended Universe. However, after debuting with a weak $33 million, it is starting to look like X-Men is more X-Meh.

And like most big budget films that don’t to live up to expectations, there is always some sort of behind the scenes troubles that may have contributed to failures. That is no different with Dark Phoenix. More on the report below.

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Hugh Jackman Needs A Compelling Reason To Continue On As The Wolverine
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As Hugh Jackman slowly gets ready for a worldwide press tour for The Wolverine, the actor is making one big announcement about his future playing as the titular character that has been the face of the X-Men film franchise for almost over a decade. The last time he appeared as the character for a lead part was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and though the film was mildly successful at the box office, it was panned by critics, and even though his fans and fans of the character are eager to see The Wolverine, Jackman feels as though this may be his last go around with the character, unless there is a compelling reason for him to come back.

In a recent interview, Jackman told Entertainment Weekly:

“I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another, I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”
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