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“Lot of people said the same about The Marvels”: X-Men Fans Troll Iman Vellani after Her Vow to Never Watch 1 Movie

Fans trolled Iman Vellani for openly refusing to watch 'Dark Phoenix' after the release of her movie 'The Marvels.'

"Lot of people said the same about The Marvels": X-Men Fans Troll Iman Vellani after Her Vow to Never Watch 1 Movie


  • While discussing X-Men Universe, Iman Vellani said that she refuses to watch 'Dark Phoenix.'
  • The Sophie Turner-starrer 2019 X-Men movie was a box office and critical bomb.
  • X-Men fans took to social media to troll Vellani for her remark on the X-Men movie.

Iman Vellani has been MCU’s sweetheart since her debut in Ms. Marvel and her recent appearance as one of the leading stars in The Marvels. But beyond her cinematic presence, Vellani rose to prominence for being a comic-book nerd.

Iman Vellani
Iman Vellani. Credit: New Rockstars

Vellani has been a huge Marvel Comics fan and she almost watched the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, despite being a fan of X-Men, Vellani refused to watch Dark Phoenix. She must have her reasons but many fans are unhappy with her remark.

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Iman Vellani Will Never Watch Dark Phoenix

Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Simon Kinberg’s 2019 X-Men movie Dark Phoenix has never seen the beam of box office marvel. The movie grossed around $252 million at the global box office against the production budget of $200 million. Dark Phoenix lost an estimated $133 million after marketing and distribution costs. Appearing on the New Rockstars’ Podcast, Iman Vellani revealed that she refuses to watch the Sophie Turner movie while discussing the X-Men Universe.

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“I don’t know uh any X-Men universe is fine, that’s not true I was going to say any X-Men universe is fine with me but I still refuse to watch Dark Phoenix,” Vellani said.

The reason for Vellani’s refusal to watch the movie could be due to the movie’s shattering records of being at the bottom. Dark Phoenix is one of the lowest-grossing X-Men movies. Also, the movie only scored 22% on Rotten Tomatoes and maybe the stats are not impressive enough for Vellani to convince herself to watch the movie.

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Fans Troll Iman Vellani For Her Remarks on Dark Phoenix

Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel
Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel

Following Vellani’s remark on Dark Phoenix, X-Men fans came forward to defend the 2019 movie while trolling The Marvels star. Many fans refer to The Marvels and the movie’s poor box office run. Now, fans took to X to troll the 21-year-old for her remarks on the X-Men movie.


Of course, fans are divided. Some came for Vellani’s rescue as well. Following her MCU debut, the actor has impressed several fans with her energetic performances but sometimes her comments might backfire hard as with her Dark Phoenix remark.

Dark Phoenix is available to stream on Disney Plus.

Also read: “I was trying to get him swear at me”: Iman Vellani Went Above and Beyond to Make Samuel L Jackson Go Berserk in The Marvels

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