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.
So if the X-Men series continued after New Mutants and there wasn't a merger with Disney, we'd never see the X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover even though they are owned by the same movie studio? I guess that was why Fant4stic couldn't be set in the X-Men universe. But all Marvel properties were set in the same universe in the comics and Fox had already did a crossover between the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer. And I think I read somewhere that New Line had Deadpool until they gave him to Fox and now he's in the X-Men universe. I guess Marvel had to approve of those? Marvel's licensing contracts are so confusing. And is it that expensive to give some actors triangular headpieces to play the Shi'ar? Even if Kinberg wasn't confident that he'd get the Shi'ar right, I think it's worth seeing them on screen. At least an underdeveloped villain that's comic accurate would be much better than an underdeveloped villain who is absolutely nothing like the comics. Especially when turning the villains into alien shapeshifters just make them a ripoff of Captain Marvel's Skrulls. Bird people who look mostly human should be easy to pull off. They've done Angel before!
What do you think?