James McAvoy Says the Entire Dark Phoenix Ending Was Changed Due to ‘Parallels’ With Another Superhero Movie

The final Fox-era mainline X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, releases next week. While reviews aren’t allowed until right before release, the cast is doing the press tour and giving interviews about this final X-Men film, and James McAvoy has just given one and explained why the entire end of the film had to be reshot.

Speaking with Yahoo UK, he explained that ““The end [of Dark Phoenix] changed a hell of a lot. The finale HAD to change. There was a lot of overlap and parallels with another superhero movie that came out… a while ago. And we had no idea that we were…”

The original rumor for the Dark Phoenix ending involved shape-shifting aliens invading Earth, and the X-Men having to go into orbit to destroy the invading fleet of ships. That sounds awfully similar to Captain Marvel. The new ending of Dark Phoenix is set on Earth, on a train.