Trailer Lands For New X-Men Movie ‘Dark Phoenix’
Late last night, the first trailer for the latest (and possibly last) of Fox’s ‘X-Men’ titles ‘Dark Phoenix’ arrived, which sees ‘Game Of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner go from being the X-Men Jean Grey into something much darker…
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 spiralling 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.
The movie reunites James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy / Beast), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Alexandra Shipp (Storm). Jessica Chastain makes her X-Men debut as the mysterious “Smith”. If you’re trying to place where you’ve seen young Jean Grey before, who features in the trailer, she is played by Summer Fontana, who played young Hope Mikaelson in ‘The Originals’.
The reason we think this may be the final outing for this current incarnation of the X-Men is that it is currently unclear what will happen to the characters now the Fox/Disney merger looks to be a done deal. It’s possible the current X-Men could be somehow folded into the existing MCU, but it is also likely they may decide to totally recast the line-up. At the moment we just don’t know.
‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ will come to UK cinemas from 5th February 2019.
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