20th Century Fox debuted a second trailer for the long-awaited next (and presumably final) installment of its X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film reunites James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, and others to adapt the Dark Phoenix storyline from the X-Men comics. The story is one of the best-known from the X-Men comics franchise, in which mutant Jean Grey is exposed to radiation, which boost her powers. The studio released its first trailer last fall, showing off the danger that Jean Grey’s powers pose to the world, and the complicity that Professor Xavier (player by McAvoy) has in her formation.
The film is the sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, The Dark Phoenix storyline was originally covered in Brett Ratner’s 2006 film X-Men: Last Stand, but when the franchise’s timeline was reset with 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox had an opportunity to give the story another chance.
Dark Phoenix has had a long road to get to theaters. Filming began in 2017, the film was originally supposed to be in theaters in March 2018, only to get pushed back to February 2019, and again to June 2019, after test screenings prompted numerous reshoots. With Disney’s impending acquisition of 21st Century Fox, this film will also likely be the last installment of this particular franchise, as it seems likely that characters will be folded into Disney’s larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives on June 7th, 2019.
Source: The Verge