After being pushed back out of it’s November 2018 release date, Fox’s likely final entry in the X-Men film franchise they’ve been running since 2000 at last has a trailer. Having dropped the X-Men from the title, the Jean Grey centric Dark Phoenix seeks to do justice to the popular iconic storyline (after 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand was not well received and eventually was erased out of the continuity).
In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
Directed by longtime franchise writer and producer Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. The film opens February 14, 2019.