One of the writers of X-Men The Last Stand, Simon Kinberg, has been discussing his different ideas now for the film, one of the more divisive episodes in the big-screen franchise, and says he regrets how the film ended up turning out.
“I regret that the Dark Phoenix story wasn’t the primary story of the movie,” admits Kinberg, echoing one of the major fan gripes with Brett Ratner’s film.
“I would have fought harder for the Dark Phoenix,” continues the writer. “Listen, I think if we made that movie today, there are a lot of things that would be different.”
“The universe today, culturally, is more open to a darker superhero film. And the darkness of her story was a little bit daunting on a huge $200 million studio movie. It would be less daunting today.”
However, Days Of Future Past has given Kinberg the opportunity to come closer to his dark ideas.
“This was sort of my opportunity, a little like the characters in Days of Future Past going back and improving their younger selves with the lessons they’ve learned as wiser men. It’s sort of a chance for me to go back and do differently what I did ten years ago on X3.”
X-Men: Days Of Future Past will open in the UK tomorrow.