X-Men Writer Compares “Dark Phoenix” To “Casino Royale”


The future of the X-Men franchise remains unclear at the moment due to the fact that Fox is looking to sell their film studio, but in the meantime “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is still set to hit theaters in November

This will be the second time that Fox has tried to adapt the “Dark Phoenix” saga, and the last attempt was met with mixed reviews. But during a recent interview with ScreenCrush, X-Men writer Chris Claremont had some encouraging words to say about the film, and he compared it to the 2006 James Bond movie “Casino Royale” and noted that he thinks it will have a similar impact on the genre.

“The second Dark Phoenix will have as powerful an impact on the comic-book film world as the second Casino Royale had on the James Bond film world. I figure you could do a whole lot worse than that.

Simon Kinberg has his heart in the right place. He’s got the best ensemble cast of young faces I’ve seen in quite a while. My hope is it will give the Avengers a more than decent run for their money.”

For weeks now fans have been under the impression that Disney would be acquiring Fox, but it was recently reported by CNBC that Comcast may attempt to outbid Disney, so it appears that the X-Men going to the MCU might not be a sure thing anymore.

However, the report notes that no decision has been made regarding the bid just yet, and that Disney is already preparing to respond should Comcast move forward.

One way or another it seems likely that the X-Men universe will be getting a hard reboot sometime in the next few years. But hopefully this iteration of the franchise will be able to go out on a high note.