Arguably, the biggest shockwave in recent Marvel films and series wasn’t a snap from a comics villain but a click of Disney CEO Bob Iger’s pen. One by one, we’ve seen the reverberations of Disney’s Fox acquisition from last year, mostly in the form of Netflix series wrapping up so that Disney can move full steam(boat Willie) ahead with its own films and streaming service. This week sees an arguably bigger conclusion: the end of the latest X-Men cinematic series.
Dark Phoenix sees the rug getting pulled from under the series’ teen-reboot incarnation, which began life in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and became an overwhelming mess in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. That last entry wrapped a bow on an apparent trilogy, but this week’s one-more-time film is