The entire third act of the delayed X-Men: Dark Phoenix was completely reshot, according to cast and crew of the new superhero movie. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Professor X star McAvoy said: “The end [of Dark Phoenix] 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… a while ago. And we had no idea that we were… We were basically trawling through the same source material it seems.”
Now, this sounds alot like the ending of Captain Marvel, which saw Carol Danvers destroy a Kree capital ship, forcing Ronan and his forces to retreat.
Considering that Disney (who own Marvel Studios) have just acquired Fox (who own the rights to the X-Men) – and knowing that this ending would be too similar to Captain Marvel – perhaps the studio asked for the ending to be completely changed.
After all, Disney are now distribution the film as one of their own and wouldn’t want it to be too similar to another of theirs that released just three months prior.
X-Men Dark Phoenix is released in UK cinemas on June 5, 2019.