'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' director inspired by 'Logan'

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A poster of the film "X-Men: Dark Phoenix." X-Men/ Facebook

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is tonally very different from the other movies from the franchise that have been release so far. In a recent interview, Director Simon Kinberg said that this is exactly what he wanted to achieve, and he also talked about how he was inspired by the tone of the film “Logan.”

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Kinberg said that he wanted his movie to be aesthetically different from the other “X-Men” movies, SyfyWire reports. The director pointed out that he has been involved in the other movies from the franchise, although in a different capacity, and he is proud of what they made. However, he wanted to make this new movie feel “naturalistic.”

“I wanted it to feel edgier, more handmade, more real,” Kinberg said.

Kinberg said that he was inspired by what Director James Mangold did with his film “Logan.” Kinberg said that he felt that if he could bring the same aesthetics of Mangold’s film in his movie, then all the large-scale, intergalactic things in the movie would feel “more shocking, more realistic, more emotional.”

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” feels “grounded in some reality,” according to Kinberg. The director compared the tone of the movie to the original “Star Wars” films. So, the fans can expect to see some gritty and edgy scenes.

Kinberg also teased some details about the villainous character played by Jessica Chastain, identified as Smith at the moment. The director teased that this character is an alien. He did not want to share too many details about the villain, but teased that she will encourage Jean (Sophie Turner) to further develop her powers, while pretending to be her friend. The director called the character the devil on Jean’s shoulder.

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” will tell the story of Jean from the time she was just a little girl. The story is about her transformation into a dark character.

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