James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender on Why X-Men: Dark Phoenix Went Through Major Reshoots

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By Nico Parungo | More Articles Comic Book Fan and Lazy Gamer
May 29, 2019  01:45 PM

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to be the final movie in the franchise from Fox and everyone is hoping that it goes out with a bang. While the trailers have been a bit disappointing, we’re all going to see this and see off the X-Men since this franchise really did do a lot for superhero movies. Another reason fans are worried about this film is due to the extensive reshoots, which resulted in the movie getting delayed numerous times before settling for June.

Well, speaking with Yahoo.com, James McAvoy (Charles Xavier) and Michael Fassbender (Magneto) were asked about the reshoots, giving a fairly surprising answer. Apparently, the movie’s ending had to be changed because an unnamed MCU film that came out before Dark Phoenix had a similar conclusion.

McAvoy: The finale HAD to change. There was a lot of overlap and parallels with another superhero movie that came out... a while ago.

Fassbender: They had spies on set, and [they] basically stole our ideas.

They won’t name the film but fans seem to think that it’s Captain Marvel since that film introduced Skrulls and there were rumors that Dark Phoenix was going to do the same. Now, no one knows if the Skrulls will be making an appearance in the film, though there will likely be an alternative race chosen since no one knows Jessica Chastain’s character yet.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix comes out on June 6.

Read: X-Men: Dark Phoenix Aiming To Be Like Avengers: Endgame

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