Dark Phoenix: Villains were originally Skrulls

If you weren’t blown away by the D’Bari, the villainous alien race in Dark Phoenix, there may be a reason for that.

According to actor Tye Sheridan, who plays Cyclops in the film, writer/director Simon Kinberg had originally planned to feature the shape-shifting aliens known as the Skrulls as the flick’s antagonists. (via Collider)

Tye made the remarks in throwaway fashion while speaking of the movie’s third act difficulties (which are swiftly becoming the stuff of legend) during a chat with the ReelBlend podcast. While it’s well-known that the climactic act of Dark Phoenix was completely re-shot late in its production, Sheridan’s comments shed light on just how different the ending was intended to be, and also placed one of the film’s most frustrating elements into intriguing context.

“It’s really hard for me to remember what the ending of this movie is,” the actor said. “Originally, it was scripted that Charles and Scott go to the U.N., because — man, I’m totally going…

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