11 Behind-The-Scenes Fights & Feuds On Comic Book Movies

When superhero blockbusters go wild...

Dark Phoenix Sophie Turner
Fox

No matter how compelling the idea that Marvel Studios churn out movies like some sort of unblemished, infallible factory of perfection, it's actually pretty difficult to make a comic book movie. If the sprawling graveyard of projects that never got off the ground or were unceremoniously cancelled partway through production wasn't proof enough for you, just look at what Jon Favreau had to go through to even get Robert Downey Jr cast as Tony Stark.

Because of the pressures of delivering a blockbuster movie, there have been some fairly high profile feuds on the sets of comic book movies - and not just those made by Marvel. And there's very much a reason why some actors like Idris Elba, George Clooney and Josh Brolin have spoken publicly about hating working on certain productions. That two of them have since gone back to the genre says everything you need to know about its pull and its dominance these days.

Just as there are notorious tales from other movies of actors, directors and even producers clashing, the comic book movie world has had its fair share of production fights and feuds...

11. Sophie Turner Vs The Disrespectful Co-Star - X-Men: Dark Phoenix

XMen Dark Phoenix Jean Sophie Turner
Fox

The most recent feud that's come to light is courtesy of the... let's say troubled production of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, whose road to the big screen has been less than ideal. But putting aside the issues of delays and Disney buying the X-Men rights from under Fox as they prepared to release it (somewhat undermining their marketing), one of the film's stars reports that she had an even more specific issue on set.

Though she stops short of naming the actor in question, Sophier Turner spoke to Glamour about having difficulty standing up for herself and revealed that a male co-star on Dark Phoenix "walked off set" disrespectfully when it was her time to say her lines. A writer stood in for him, which led to Jessica Chastain telling Turner to stand up for herself:

“I actually have a really big problem with not being able to stand up for myself. Especially if I’m arguing against a man. Jessica Chastain is the one that said it to me, ‘You need to stand up for yourself more! She [Jessica] said, ‘Just go and talk to him, go and say something to him!’ I’m a bit of a shy, pushover person, but I’m getting there, I’m working on it.”

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