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For Hollywood Insider’s series known as “Trailers With A Scoop Of Trivia”, we bring to you X-Men: Dark Phoenix which releases on June 7, 2019. 

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Trivia –  

  1. Sophie Turner was more than well prepared for the role of Dark Phoenix, having studied mental illnesses to bring authenticity to her character.
  2. This movie has a bunch of firsts – it is the first X-Men film to not speak of or show Logan or Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman. Jackman has already retired from the role which he has famously played since X-Men (2000). Although he was seen in Deadpool 2 (2018), it was only through reused stock footage from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
  3. Jessica Chastain‘s first Marvel film, as in the past she had rejected roles of Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3 (2013) and Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man (2015).
  4. This is the first film directed by screenwriter Simon Kinberg.
  5. Jennifer Lawrence did not want to play Mystique anymore, but changed her mind as she did not want her character to get the “Chuck Cunningham Syndrome Treatment”. 
  6. Simon Kinberg describes Genosha as Magneto’s Israel: “It’s a land built for mutants, a homeland where they can be safe and self-sufficient.” This is a nod to Magneto’s Jewish heritage. 
  7. Hans Zimmer had already decided to retire from composing soundtracks for superhero movies after working on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as he had already worked on a plethora of them including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man. But the director Simon Kinberg got him to create the score for this film. Now he has also signed on to co-compose Wonder Woman 1984.
  8. The film is set in 1992, that was the same year the X-Men comics were relaunched with new costume designs and a new cartoon show known as X-Men: The Animated Series.

By Hollywood Insider Staff Writer

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