DARK PHOENIX's James McCoy Claims The Ending Was Changed Due To Similarities With Another Superhero Film

DARK PHOENIX's James McCoy Claims The Ending Was Changed Due To Similarities With Another Superhero Film

DARK PHOENIX's James McCoy Claims The Ending Was Changed Due To Similarities With Another Superhero Film

Believe it or not, Dark Phoenix is coming out next week domestically. Now, James McAvoy has revealed that the movie had to alter its ending because of another superhero movie having a similar climax...

Based on what we've heard to far, Dark Phoenix's third act was reshot to change the location of the climactic battle from outer space to a train. The reason for this change has been debated several times by fans, and addressed unsatisfactorily by the creative team behind the film.

Now, star James McAvoy (Charles Xavier) appears to have shed some more light on the reason for the change.

In an interview with Yahoo UK, the actor addressed the film's reshot third act and what it meant for the finished product:

The end changed a hell of a lot. The finale had to change. There was a lot of overlap and parallels with another superhero movie that came out re—a while ago. And we had no idea that we were...

Michael Fassbender interjected at this point, humorously adding, "They had spies on set and basically stole our ideas!"

Speculation points to Captain Marvel being the film with overlap, as the Marvel Studios adventure features the titular heroine engaging in several space-set battles. If the rumors regarding the Skrulls in Dark Phoenix prove true, this will only build on this theory, as the alien race is integral in both source material's mythologies.
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