Re: More botched movie plotline?-- Venom vs. Phoenix
Phoenix. I got the impression that story decisions made on the X-Men films were based on an actor's box office potential rather than what the character was about. The X-Men films were always more about Wolverine. So other story lines were changed or diminished as a result. While Marvel will be agreeable on furthering the Hugh Jackman-portrayed Wolverine story (which they are), they will never do a Famke Jannsen Jean Grey/Phoenix film.
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