X-Men: Dark Phoenix star says original ending featured Skrulls

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

From Digital Spy

X-Men: Dark Phoenix actor Tye Sheridan has revealed that the mutant movie's original ending saw Jean Grey battling Skrulls.

And don't worry – none of the below is a spoiler... since none of it ended up in the film.

Simon Kinberg's latest X-Men instalment finally landed in cinemas earlier this month, but it went through some turbulent times during production.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

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Speaking to Cinema Blend recently, Sheridan – who plays Cyclops, aka Scott Summers –teased how the movie's conclusion could have looked very different.

"Originally, it was scripted that Charles and Scott go to the UN because – man, I'm totally going to mess this up – they go to the UN because they're going to try to tell the President that, 'Hey, we're under attack by aliens and, they've now captured Jean Grey.' Or, you know, whatever it is that we're going to tell him," he explained.

"And then Jean comes down in the front of the UN, and causes... there is this huge battle between the guards at the UN and Jean Grey, and all the guards turn out to be Skrulls. And then Jean and Scott are... Scott is fighting Skrulls in the fountain.

"He gets thrown into the fountain in front of the UN. And then Jean comes down and basically fights all of the Skrulls off, and then blasts back off into space. [She] basically says goodbye to Scott and Charles. And then it's all over, I guess."

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Photo credit: Marvel Studios

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Would this have been a more appealing climax? We'll leave that up to you to decide...

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is out in cinemas now.

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