Remember Dark Phoenix? It was released a week ago but the last X Men The film already seems to be a thing of the past, mainly because the public did not show up for the film like the previous films in the franchise. Why Dark Phoenix underperformance? The fans may have been fed up with the incredibly confusing continuity of the franchise. In simple terms, the X Men the timeline has absolutely no meaning. But that did not stop Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg to try to explain it.
Is there a continuity of the film franchise as confusing and absurd as the X Men series? I seriously doubt it. The problem was that the movies kept on ticking over time, giving rise to confused stories that did not quite present themselves. The last entry is Dark Phoenixwho is more or less the final fox X Men movie (unless you want to count New mutantswho may or may not be released one day). If the fans were hoping Dark Phoenix would clear things up and fix glaring continuity issues, they were probably very disappointed at the opening of the film last week.
But Dark Phoenix Director Simon Kinberg has some explanations as to why the timeline is so strange. Speaking with Syfy Wire, the director said:
"The original films do not really take into account a cyclical chronology. Not wanting to be too geeky about it, but because we reset the timeline at the end of Days Of Future Past, it essentially erased X-Men 1, 2, and 3 from the continuity of the timeline because anything would have passed after 1973, which is when the past part of Days Of Future Past, would have happened differently from what was described in these films. "
It makes sense, I suppose. Kinberg also added that resetting the timeline largely explains the new movies:Days of the future past helped reset the timeline so that apocalypse and Dark Phoenix could exist according to their own rules, so to speak. "
That's fine, but how do you explain the look characters. Or more precisely, the gaze of the actors who play them. Decades and decades have passed in the X Men movie franchise scenario, yet most actors do not seem to have aged a lot. But do not worry, Kinberg has an explanation for this too:
"But for all the other characters, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, going back to First classthey have not been 30 years since we started doing these movies 10 years ago … And the way we've rationalized things, and that's for sure, is that they were aging a little bit differently because they are mutants and we hoped that the public would go with that. And so far, this has not been a problem for the audience. "
That's it for you guys. Although I appreciate Kinberg's attempt to clear things up, it's also important to remember that, ultimately, it's only about movies – it does not matter if things do not really make sense.
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