Following horrendous reviews and a disappointing box office performance, the latest and last Fox X-Men feature “Dark Phoenix” can only be called a bomb.
The studio had confidence in the film’s director Simon Kinberg as he reportedly picked up the slack when Bryan Singer went AWOL during filming on “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse,” leading to him taking the helm of “Dark Phoenix”.
Now, in a rare move, Kinberg has accepted full responsibility for the film’s failings and commented on the challenges he faced whilst helming the project. He tells KCRW’s The Business: “It clearly is a movie that didn’t connect with audiences that didn’t see it, it didn’t connect enough with audiences that did see it. So that’s on me.”
He also says it wasn’t painful for him to reflect on the film as: “I loved making the movie, and I loved the people I made the movie with. I love these characters. I love these world. I’ll be super excited to see what Marvel does with them.”
“Dark Phoenix” is still playing in cinemas everywhere.