X-Men: Dark Phoenix Is Darker Than Apocalypse

While with Collider, Evan Peters compares X-Men: The Dark Phoenix with other divisions of the franchise.

Evan Peters compares X-Men:  The Dark Phoenix‘s tone to its predecessors, saying that while it might be as light as X-Men: First Class, it is darker than X-Men: Apocalypse.

Although, not much is known regarding the specific nature of the movie, it it known to us that that they might be adapting the quinssential X-Men comic book stories of the same name written by Chris Claremont, which puts Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey under the spotlight as she becomes the Dark PhoenixJames McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique are set to replay their respective roles.We think this will be their last time considering that they will be passing the franchise to their younger co-stars such as Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Turner and Peters among others.




While with Collider primarily to promote his newest project, American Animals, Peters was asked about what fans can expect from Dark Phoenix. Obviously, the star couldn’t really say anything plot-related about the film but he teased of the tone of X-Men:  The Dark Phoenix‘s to be dark and how it compares to other divisions from the franchise.

I think it’s the classic X-Men: First Class tone, where there’s a bit of humor thrown in there, but it’s much darker than the previous one, Apocalypse. Apocalypse was the ‘80s, so there was a lot of room for goofy stuff in there. This one is a much more serious film about the internal struggle of Phoenix and Jean, so it’s a dramatic film. There’s nothing very comedic about it, other than the few moments that are in there. I think it’s gonna be a powerful one. It’s Dark Phoenix. It’s gonna be a change, but it’s gonna be fun for everybody.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Jennifer Lawrence
X-Men: Dark Phoenix 
Jennifer Lawrence




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