The ‘Dark Phoenix’ trailer has the most controversial umbrella since Steve McClaren’s England lost to Croatia
If you’ve found yourself surrounded by fans of comic book movies, you’ll know nothing gets past them.
And, in fairness, the attention to detail across the genre has often been pretty flawless – to be expected as it becomes the preserve of big-budget films which more than recoup their outlay.
However, there will occasionally be exceptions, and when that happens we’re left with countless people pointing out exactly what’s wrong.
The latest addition to the X-Men universe is Dark Phoenix. Set for release in in February 2019 the film focuses on Jean Grey (played by GOT’s Sophie Turner) and her transformation into Dark Phoenix, an all powerful mutant dubbed the X-Men’s ’most formidable and powerful foe.’
The trailer, which you can see below also features fellow cast members James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and more, but there’s one thing that’s a little off.
You only see it briefly, at around the 1:45 mark in the video below, but it’s left fans baffled.
That’s right, Storm (Alexandra Shipp) is holding an umbrella. As those familiar with the character know, Storm can control the weather, so it seems odd that she would hold up a brolly instead of, y’know, just getting the rain to stop.
Is it a deliberate decoy, part of a plot point where she is required to mask her true powers (visibly controlling the weather would be a dead giveaway) or is it just something the creators have overlooked?
Perhaps she caused the rain because someone gave her an umbrella as a gift and she was too polite to explain she didn’t have a use for it. Ever thought about that?
Plenty of X-Men fans have come down firmly in the ‘it was a mistake’ camp, and they’ve responded by getting visibly exasperated online.
After watching the trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, other than the fact that it looks similar to X-Men: The Last Stand meets Hunger Games... why does Storm need an umbrella? She can control the weather... come on, now.— Gavin C. Brown (@gavin_c_brown) September 27, 2018
also one more thing about the dark phoenix trailer: WHY IN THE HELL IS STORM WEARING A FUCKING UMBRELLA— cyberspace (@PHOENIXF0RCE) September 27, 2018
Still, someone had a solid theory about the move, adding to the ‘nothing is ever too obvious’ argument…