Dark Phoenix: Burying A Franchise in Seven Steps

Dark Phoenix may not have been conceived as the final nail in the coffin of Fox’s iteration of the X-Men movie franchise. Somehow it managed that feat anyway, as Disney will certainly put the mutants on the shelf for some time before re-introducing a new cast of X-characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some future point. How did Dark Phoenix go about burying the Fox franchise.

[Mild spoilers follow.]

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