The first trailer for Dark Phoenix is here. The movie is the latest entry in the X-Men series, and tells the classic story from Marvel’s comic books. It stars Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence and arrives in February. [Update: Not anymore! Just two days after the debut of this trailer, Fox delayed Dark Phoenix’s release date until June.
In the first trailer, we see how Jean Grey (Turner) came to find herself at Xavier’s school and how her powers were uncontrollable. Charles Xavier did what he could to help Grey with her growing mutant abilities, but it all unravels in this new movie, and she’s become powerful enough to take on the X-Men alone. Check it out above.
Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg, who will make his directing debut after years as a writer and producer on X-Men movies. The cast also includes Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Munn, Alexandra Shipp, and Kodi Smit-Mcphee. Dark Phoenix was originally set to hit theaters in November, but in March it was pushed back, along with the much-delayed X-Men spin-off New Mutants.
Dark Phoenix and New Mutants, which now arrives in August 2019, will most likely be the last X-Men movies that are separate to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is expected the the upcoming purchase of Fox’s entertainment assets by Disney will integrate the X-Men characters in the MCU.
In a recent interview, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige could take charge of the X-Universe as well. “I think it only makes sense,” Iger said. “I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Dark Phoenix comes to theaters on February 14.