Fox’s X-Men franchise has ended with the recently released the Dark Phoenix, a film that was meant to be a second chance at righting the wrongs of the X-Men: The Last Stand. Unfortunately, though, Dark Phoenix didn’t connect with audiences and is projected to lose between $100 and $120 million.

Dark Phoenix: Director Simon Kinberg Reacts to Movie Flopping

Director and writer Simon Kinberg is now reflecting on the film flopping.

In an interview with KCRW, Kinberg made clear that he accepts full responsibility for Dark Phoenix‘s failures. “I’m here, I’m saying when a movie doesn’t work, put it on me. I’m the writer-director, the movie didn’t connect with audiences, that’s on me.”

X-Men Dark Phoenix

Simon Kinberg also addressed speculation Dark Phoenix‘s many delays are responsible for its box office woes. “I mean honestly, there’s no way to know,” he said. “And that’s the thing that I think can drive people crazy and keep them up and be thinking about a movie’s failure years later. If the lesson you’ve learned is that you had the wrong date or you didn’t have good marketing–that’s not a lesson.”

Kindberg also received a message from Deadpool film’s director Tim Miller

He also revealed that he received a message from Deadpool director Tim Miller after the movie’s disappointing debut. “He wrote me an email having empathy for a movie that doesn’t work,” Kinberg said. “[He wrote] people will come to see the movie differently, and out of the context of this particular moment, see things in it they will appreciate and that he appreciated as a fan.”

Following the acquisition of key assets from 21st Century Fox, the rights to the X-Men and various other heroes have belonged to Disney. However, there’s no indication at this time when those heroes might make their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Star Cast

Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. The film is out in theaters now.

Source: Comicbook

Facebook comments:

Leave a Reply

Adcodes and Instructions provided for: animatedtimes.com ============================================== animatedtimes.com ============================================== ======================================== SID 15564 EDGE_Animatedtimes.com ======================================== PLACE THIS CODE BEFORE THE TAG Edge Ad Code: EDGE_Animatedtimes.com ======================================== ======================================== ***EDGE Trafficking Instructions:*** ======================================== EDGE ad code should be placed directly on the site within the body at the end of the page. The default EDGE configuration is described below. If you have requested a custom configuration, please disregard default settings below. EDGE can be trafficked through ad servers via javascript tags, 1x1 javascript pixel, or DFP/GPT synchronous tag. In DFP, make sure that SafeFrame is disabled (it is automatically enabled by default), otherwise the tags will not work properly. For DFP/GPT, see this link to "Traffic and serve out-of-page creatives": https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/1154352?hl=en ======================================== ======================================== ***EDGE Default Configuration:*** ======================================== SLIDER - Rails w/ Content Detect and Footer w/ Ad Detect: - Serve rail placements (160x600, 300x250 and 300x600) for Desktop when open space is available. All sizes are located at the bottom of the window by default. - When rail space is not available, serve 728x90 or 970x90 footer. With Ad Detect enabled for desktop footers, a 728x90 or 970x90 will not be served when it covers a standard IAB format (728x90, 300x250, 160x600, and/or 300x600). ======================================== ======================================== ***EDGE Default Settings:*** ======================================== - Device Targeting: Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile Phone - 100/24 Frequency cap - Minimum Time between EDGE sliders: 3 seconds is the minimum time allowed; may be increased ========================================