I kind of got the impression that thats who she was just from watching the movie anyway. She seemed more powerful than the other aliens (i mean she did absorb some of the Dark Cosmic Entity that merged itself with Jeans Fire-bird Phoenix) and she was crushing peoples chests, i don't recall the others having telekinetic capabilities
Zako11, the movie states that Jessica's character is named Vuk. She's definitely not meant to be Lilandra.
Using the Shi'ar would have made more sense than the D'Bari. Lilandra would have made more sense then someone who was actually male in the comics.
Seriously, why did they make such dumb decisions for this movie?
The Shi'ar were originally planned to appear when the movie was supposed to be a two-parter. After Fox mandated that Dark Phoenix be one film due to the merger with Disney, Simon Kinberg knew that he wouldn't be able to do justice to the Shi'ar and decided to go with the D'Bari instead.
Well, I don't think he did justice with the D'Bari either. When I read on Wikipedia that she would be a Skrull. Despite Skrulls appearing in Captain Marvel, Fox does own that alien race because there was one Super-Skrull villain who copied the Fantastic Four's powers. So the Skrulls are a Quicksilver-kind of case. But considering how the Skrulls are more associated with the Fantastic Four, do the contracts allow for some crossover or could Fox only use the Skrulls for Fantastic Four movies and not the X-Men? My best guess for what Skrull character Jessica Chastain could have been was Queen Veranke, but she's clearly an Avengers villain that Marvel Studios got dibs on.
I think Fox could only use the Skrulls through Fantastic Four. X-Men and Fantastic Four were licensed to Fox under different contracts, so Marvel would have had to approve of any crossover between the two.
From what I've read, the aliens in Dark Phoenix were not named until late in the film's post-production. They were given shapeshifter powers to cut costs on having to come up with detailed alien designs because Fox slashed the budget during pre-production.
What do you think?