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X-Men: Dead Phoenix

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Months back, clickbait merchants and rumour mongers were keen to share news that there would be some kind of Deadpool connection in the ill-fated Dark Phoenix movie. While this somewhat manifested a year earlier in Deadpool 2 with the X-Men's cameo in that film, there was no surprise cameo from Wade for this.

So while binging both movies I worked out a way of integrating several choice scenes from Deadpool 2 into a cut of Dark Phoenix that gives the movie not just something that brings two well received X-Film franchises together (and yes, the fact both of these films have the same initials in their titles doesn't escape me), but also provides closure to the series that doesn't corrupt the timeline the way the original version of Dark Phoenix did, and also sets up a hypothetical fifth film in the First Class timeline to show the saga of the X-Men really ought to have continued.

Two other minor tweeks aside, I left the rest of the movie alone​
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Added FANEDIT.ORG Logo to beginning

-Cut the 'X-Women' lines from Raven

-Integrated the Deadpool and Colossus scene from Deadpool 2 where the X-Men narrowly avoid being seen by Wade

-Just after we meet the aliens , I Integrated the scene where Colossus tries to persuade Wade into joining the team on a mission, with Wade saying bad things will happen, this leads directly into the scene the X-Men first confront Jean and Raven is killed

-End credits feature a very special performance of Celine Dion's 'Ashes' from Deadpool 2

-Deadpool uses Cable's time device to change history and undo the events of the film.

-Post-credits is Cable time-jumping from the future to the present to set that part up. The saga continues
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Yes! I was really hoping someone would release an edit today as the last edit of the year. Not just that, but this seems like a really cool edit. I had no intention of ever watching Dark Phoenix, but this may be enough to persuade me. Now I just need a good edit of Apocalypse.
 

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jrWHAG42 said:
Yes! I was really hoping someone would release an edit today as the last edit of the year. Not just that, but this seems like a really cool edit. I had no intention of ever watching Dark Phoenix, but this may be enough to persuade me. Now I just need a good edit of Apocalypse.

Thanks for the interest as always

This is simultaneously the last release of the year and the first IFDB entry of 2020 too, given the updates happen over the weekend :)

About the only continuity niggle in this edit depends on being a fan of My Little Pony (Fluttershy came out in 2003, not 1992)
 

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Zarius said:
About the only continuity niggle in this edit depends on being a fan of My Little Pony (Fluttershy came out in 2003, not 1992)

Damn it, you ruined it. I can't watch this now.
 

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jrWHAG42 said:
Zarius said:
About the only continuity niggle in this edit depends on being a fan of My Little Pony (Fluttershy came out in 2003, not 1992)

Damn it, you ruined it. I can't watch this now.

Don't worry, it's Deadpool that makes the reference, forth-wall breaks/continuity breaks are what he does :)

Also, just completed a brand new ending for this film that doesn't make it much of a downer after all! :) (check the cutlist)
 

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Turns out I was wrong, Fluttershy isn't mentioned in the movie, Pinkie Pie is, d'oh. :dodgy:
 

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Zarius said:
Turns out I was wrong, Fluttershy isn't mentioned in the movie, Pinkie Pie is, d'oh. :dodgy:

Then it's perfect!
 

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Sounds like a fun edit!  But I think it's a missed opportunity on the title.  Should've been <ahem>:

"X-Men: A DP/DP D.P."
 

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I'd like to thank Digimodification for his honest, if brutal, review of the edit upon my request. I don't get many reviews so any feedback I get, positive or negative, is welcome. I'm sorry the edit wasn't for you.

That said, I do think the whole point of the exercise was that the Deadpool stuff wasn't supposed to make sense, that's just what Deadpool is, it was meant to add levity to a dry and humourless movie.

This wasn't an edit for a casual member of the audience, it was an edit for fans. I don't make edits for casuals, I make them for fans like me.
 

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I'm sorry you felt it was brutal. I try to give honest feedback as I would hope to get the same from others. I think the main things that I felt were off could be addressed by sharing editing examples in your project threads before submitting the edit. That way we can all give constructive feedback. The more eyes, ears, and minds that can digest your ideas, the better feedback you can get and opportunity to build on or improve areas.
 

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Zarius said:
That said, I do think the whole point of the exercise was that the Deadpool stuff wasn't supposed to make sense, that's just what Deadpool is, it was meant to add levity to a dry and humourless movie.

This wasn't an edit for a casual member of the audience, it was an edit for fans. I don't make edits for casuals, I make them for fans like me.

In response to the edited content of your post, yes, but you still need to preserve some connection between the two. Saying that it's supposed to not make sense just seems odd and makes me then ask why attempt to insert footage if you know it's going to be jarring and not work? As a fan of the X-MEN from a very early age, reading your purpose of editing as only being for the fans leaves me to assume that we don't share the same definition of fan.
 

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DigModiFicaTion said:
Zarius said:
That said, I do think the whole point of the exercise was that the Deadpool stuff wasn't supposed to make sense, that's just what Deadpool is, it was meant to add levity to a dry and humourless movie.

This wasn't an edit for a casual member of the audience, it was an edit for fans. I don't make edits for casuals, I make them for fans like me.

In response to the edited content of your post, yes, but you still need to preserve some connection between the two. Saying that it's supposed to not make sense just seems odd and makes me then ask why attempt to insert footage if you know it's going to be jarring and not work? As a fan of the X-MEN from a very early age, reading your purpose of editing as only being for the fans leaves me to assume that we don't share the same definition of fan.

Sorry for that post Digi, it came from a bit of an emotional place. I regret the tone of what I wrote now, it seemed pretty defensive.
 
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