There was once a time when Dark Phoenix was expected to feature the Skrulls. If you have seen the movie, you’ll understand by the now those plans were junked for a lesser-known shape-shifting great race and now, 20th Century Fox’s original concept art for the aliens has emerged online. Regardless of looking much from comic-accurate, there’s a spooky aim to the Skrulls, virtually as if they were plant-like creatures.
First look at X-Men Dark Phoenix Skrull Visuals
The principle initially surfaced on Instagram account @theculturednerd and has started making its rounds online. Various angles of the Signs-like unusual concept art can be seen listed below.
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Dark Phoenix Last Of X-Men Franchise
Dark Phoenix has been long considered the last of 20th Century’s X-Men films, depending upon whether New Mutants ever sees the light of day. The film sputtered at package office as well as has remained in the information of late after being criticized by one Disney chief as a considerable factor why house of mouse posted much less than desirable Q3 revenues.
” [The Fox] film studio had an operating loss in the third quarter of concerning $170 million which was driven by the underperformance of theatrical titles including ‘Dark Phoenix,’ advertising and marketing for future launches, and growth costs,” Disney CFO Christine McCarthy said throughout a current incomes telephone call.
Success Of Dark Phoenix
The Simon Kinberg-helmed movie earned $252.39 million around the world, with a paltry $65.8 m coming domestically. It’s easily the worst-performing motion picture of the entire X-Men franchise business, tipping over $65m behind The Wolverine locally and $44m behind X-Men worldwide.
Watch the trailer for Dark Phoenix here: