Dark Phoenix: Longtime X-Men Producer Dissociates Self From Franchise

Dark Phoenix marks the end of Fox's 20-year X-Men franchise. The film is performing poorly at the box office, which has led a veteran producer for the franchise to distance herself from it.

Lauren Shuler Donner dissociated herself from Dark Phoenix and the last few X-Men films, including the unreleased New Mutants. In a tweet from her personal account, she stated that she had nothing to do with them.

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"Save your condolences. I had zero, nothing to do with Dark Phoenix. Or X-Men: Apocalypse, or The New Mutants," Donner wrote. The original tweet has since been deleted.

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Donner has been a producer on every X-Men movie since the first one that came out back in 2000. IMDb still lists her as a producer on each of the three films she mentioned, despite her claims.

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Dark Phoenix only made $33 million in its domestic opening weekend, which makes it the worst opening in the franchise's history. Reviews are no better. On Rotten Tomatoes, the critics' score sits at 22% and CinemaScore gives it a B-, the worst grade for an X-Men film to date.

Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. The film is in theaters now.

via ComicBook.com

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