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  • Dark Phoenix was initially written to be two films. 1 / 8

  • However, late in its pre-production, Fox changed its mind and asked it to be reworked to be a one-off. 2 / 8

  • Director Simon Kinberg who also wrote the film, accommodated the studio's request. 3 / 8

    Simon Kinberg on the set of Dark Phoenix Vertical
  • This explains why Kinberg said that the original ending of Dark Phoenix would've left the team in conflict... 4 / 8

  • ...similar to how Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War panned out. 5 / 8

  • Because there was supposedly another film coming, they would've had the creative space to resolve the lingering conflict. 6 / 8

  • Sadly, with Disney buying Fox, they simply didn't have the time to do this as the X-Men is expected to be rebooted in the MCU. 7 / 8

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