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X-Men: Dead Phoenix

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Months back, clickbait merchants and rumour mongers were keen to share news that there would be some kind of Deadpool connection in the ill-fated Dark Phoenix movie. While this somewhat manifested a year earlier in Deadpool 2 with the X-Men’s cameo in that film, there was no surprise cameo from Wade for this.

So while binging both movies the other day I worked out a way of integrating four choice scenes from Deadpool 2 into a cut of Dark Phoenix. One of those scenes you’ll have to stay 'till the end credits to see

Two other minor tweeks aside, I left the rest of the movie alone

Intention:
Dark Phoenix is a pretty downbeat movie, with barely any humour, so short bursts of Wade provide some light relief.

Cutlist

-Cut the ‘X-Women’ lines from Raven

-Integrated the Deadpool and Colossus scene from Deadpool 2 where the X-Men narrowly avoid being seen by Wade

-Just after we meet the aliens , I Integrated the scene where Colossus tries to persuade Wade into joining the team on a mission, with Wade saying bad things will happen, this leads directly into the scene the X-Men first confront Jean and Raven is killed

-End credits feature a very special performance of Celine Dion’s ‘Ashes’ from Deadpool 2

-Deadpool uses Cable’s time device to change history and undo the events of the film.

-Post-credits is Cable time-jumping from the future to the present to set that part up. The saga continues

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Sounds awesome.

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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CamSMurph said:

Sounds awesome.

Thanks, I was trying to be a bit more radical with the ending, I knew I wanted to end the film on the shuttle rescue rather than begin it with it, but it meant keeping Raven alive the whole film and there wasn’t much footage for it, plus I’d lose a lot of character motivation at the same time if she were alive. The Deadpool 2 stuff allows me to keep my ending while staying true to most of the film

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seems like it could be fun. I’d like to watch it when you’re finished

To me, Star Wars is a brand that means quality, just because it’s a bad SW film, doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie.

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Thanks, I’ll let you know when it’s up.

I’m still ironing out the time travel bit at the end, I tried to rewrite young Jean’s past but the footage wasn’t there with the film to sustain that concept. This required simply opting to change the most recent past.

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A brand new extended cut is coming called The Definitively Dead Phoenix (update: decided not to go through with it)

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This edit came pretty close to winning Fan Edit of the Month over on FE.org, it survived no less than TWO January run offs when I tied with Problem Eliminator’s Rocket Man edit. He won by a landslide on the third runoff though

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Why wouldn’t you go through with an extended cut of this ambitious project?

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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CamSMurph said:

Why wouldn’t you go through with an extended cut of this ambitious project?

Because I decided to use what I wanted for another project, plus I didn’t want to make it appear as if Deadpool was dominating the movie with his side-plot.