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While still not officially confirmed, itâs looking like Dark Phoenix will be the end of the main X-Men film series that began in 2000.And it turns out he can act as well, âcause heâs got a couple lines in the movie.
For those unfamiliar with X-Men comic book lore, the Hellfire Club was introduced in 1980âs Uncanny X-Men #129, and with the organizationâs Inner Circle at the time consisting of Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Harry Leland, Donald Pierce and Jason Wyngarde, a.k.a.Mastermind.Itâs obviously a huge part of the original Dark Phoenix Saga in the comics, and itâs not something we really explore in this film.Still, this saga looks to be wrapping things up with a bang through its new adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga that bares little resemblance to 2006âs X-Men: The Last Stand.The Hellfire Club was introduced to the big screen in 2011âs X-Men: First Class, but following the death of Kevin Baconâs Shaw, it hasnât been seen or referenced since in that universe (presumably it collapsed).[In To Jennifer Sequins Dazzles At Toe Lopez The Oscars 2019 Head]
As for Red Lotus, heâs played by Andrew Stehlin, but donât expect him to be an exact copy of how he is depicted in the comics.Simon Kinberg continued:
And then the other character is a character that, like I said, is sort of a combination of different mutants and an original creation.Hereâs what director Simon Kinberg had to say about Seleneâs inclusion:
One of the characters is based on a character from the comic, and the other character is sort of an amalgam of different characters from the comic and inspired by different characters.Mastermind slowly manipulated Jean Grey into doing his bidding on behalf of the Hellfire Club, but she eventually broke free of his control and went on her infamous reign of terror, which included consuming a star.We have yet to learn how Selene and Red Lotus will be brought into the Dark Phoenix proceedings, but as you can see in the image at the top of the page, they will be affiliated with Magneto, perhaps indicating that they share his sentiment that Jean Grey is beyond saving and needs to be eliminated before she gets too out of control.
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Read more here: CinemaBlend Latest Content.Among the many differences in Dark Phoenix is the introduction of two new characters, Selene and Red Lotus, with Selene being a nod to the Hellfire Club, the organization that played an integral role in Jean Grey being corrupted into Dark Phoenix.Still, Simon Kinberg decided to use Selene as a stand-in for the organization during this latest exploration of Jeanâs fall from grace.[Pre Wedding Nerves Dreams Where Dixon 8220I8217m Goes Wrong8221 Having Bizarre Jenny On Everything]
Simon Kinberg also noted that Red Lotusâ braids are connected to his powers, so some of the time the braids is real and other times theyâre CGI.For now, check out our 2019 release schedule to learn what other movies are coming out this year.
Dark Phoenix arrives in theaters on June 7, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates on the project.And I was looking at him, and I was like, not only is he so good at doing the action, which is primarily what that character does in this film, but also heâs just very interesting-looking.The one thatâs from the comic is Selene, which is a little bit of a nod to the Hellfire Club.I wanted to have something that would at least be an homage to that, and itâs also a character I always thought was cool and cool-looking.[Solskjaer Man Plans Permanently Ole Getting Job Gunnar After Reveals Utd Boss Transfer]
Selene is played by Kota Eberhardt in Dark Phoenix, and Simon Kinberg told CinemaBlendâs own Eric Eisenberg at WonderCon that although sheâs a brand-new actress, he saw her audition tape and found her to be âreally interesting.â Since Selene doesnât have a lot of screen time in Dark Phoenix, the person who would play her needed to be âstriking,â and Eberhardt was deemed the right woman for the job.