Dark Phoenix director on MCU, X Men coming together: What comes next is not something I've been thinking about

X-Men movie Dark Phoenix releases soon. While fans are eager to see the Sophie Turner starrer, everyone's curious about the future of X-Men post-Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Here's what Simon Kinberg has to say.
Dark Phoenix director on MCU, X Men coming together: What comes next is not something I've been thinking aboutDark Phoenix director on MCU, X Men coming together: What comes next is not something I've been thinking about
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Ever since Walt Disney Co's deal of acquiring 21st Century Fox, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans and X-Men universe fans have been curious to know how the two comic books themed universe would be affected. While MCU fans are eager to see the surviving Avengers crossing over with the mutants, X-Men fans have been wary of the future of X-Men. Before we learn what the future for the X-Men holds, Simon Kinberg will be rolling out Dark Phoenix. The X-Men movie sees Sophie Turner play Jean Grey going rogue. During the promotions of the upcoming movie, the director of the X-Men movie was quizzed about his thoughts on MCU and the X-Men's future together. 

The filmmaker confessed that he is not thinking about the future. Attending a press conference to promote the movie in South Korea, Simon said, "That's not something I was thinking about obviously when we were making this movie. For me I was so immersed in this film as a writer-director of the film that I was really focused on telling the best possible story, completing the epic journey, saga that we've been through with these characters in the case of the X-Men: First Class nine-ten years ago." 

He said that during the filming of Dark Phoenix, he just wanted to honour and focus on the family the producers and directors have built over the years. He added, "What comes next is not something I've been thinking about." 

Speaking about drawing the curtains on decade-journey of X-Men with Dark Phoenix, Simon revealed that it was a bittersweet feeling. "It felt like a natural culmination of this story that we started telling so many years ago," he said.

The director also went on to explain that the X-Men are different from other superhero movies because they are not your usual superheroes. The mutants are those outcasted, they are outsiders, they are rebels, which is why audiences relate to them. Given that "they are more human than other superhero franchise movies" that makes the X-Men different. 

Dark Phoenix releases on June 5. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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