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Is X-Men: Supernova really the big screen adaptation of The Dark Pheonix Saga?

January 15th, 2017 by Marc Comments


It looks like all signs are pointing towards the next X-Men movie telling the Dark Pheonix story from the comics, much to the surprise of, well, no-one.

In the comics the arc chonicles the rise of Jean Grey’s powers until she becomes engulfed and turns into the villain villainous Pheonix.

Man, FOX have a busy time ahead with the new X-Men TV series, the soon beginning Legion series, not to mention the Gambit, Deadpool 2 and New Mutant movies.

So why do we think this is the story? Well, firstly it was none too subtly hinted at at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse that Jean’s power was growing at a terrifying rate and secondly, we’ve know even since X3 that FOX and everyone involved wanted to tell the story properly.

It seems that two X-Men movies will film in Montreal this spring; New Mutants and and X-Men: Supernova, which seems to be the sequel to Apocalype.

And now Production Weekly have the movie’s working title as Dark Phoenix.

So while none of this is concrete news, we reckon it would be a pretty safe bet this is where the franchise will go next.

What do you think, true believers?

Source: WeGotThisCovered

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….