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Leading up to the release of Fox’s “Dark Phoenix,” the running theme of the news surrounding the film seemed to be about the last-minute reshoots and changes made. Considering the end result being so poorly-received, fans were clamoring to find out if it would have been a better film if director Simon Kinberg and the studio stuck to their guns and released the film, as it was originally conceived.
We’ll never know the answer to that question, but as the actors and filmmakers finally finish up their publicity tour for the film (before burying it forever), fans are starting to get a real idea of what Kinberg and company had cooked up before the reshoots.
ReelBlend - Podcast - Cyclops - Actor - Tye
Speaking to the ReelBlend podcast, Cyclops actor Tye Sheridan talked about the original ending of the film and revealed one of the film’s biggest changes — Jessica Chastain’s villainous Vuk. In the film, she’s called Vuk, the leader of the D’Bari alien race. But outside of that, no real history is given for the character. And it appears, courtesy of Sheridan, that the reason we don’t learn more is that her character was altered in a massive way.
Here’s what Sheridan had to say about the original finale (via GeekTyrant):
Movie - Laughs - Charles - Scott - UN
“It’s really hard for me to remember what the ending of this movie is. [laughs] Originally, it was scripted that Charles and Scott go to the U.N. because — man, I’m totally going to mess this up — they go to the U.N. because they’re going to try to tell the President that, ‘Hey, we’re under attack by aliens, and they’ve now captured Jean Grey.’ Or, you know, whatever it is...
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