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It may have taken a while, but we finally have the first trailer for Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and it continues the rebooted story of Professor Xavier that was started with First Class.
Check it out:
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.
With the movie currently undergoing reshoots, there is honestly too little in the trailer to get too excited about. We don’t really see any magnificent spectacle, but we do get glimpses of the arcs when can expect from the movie.
It looks like Magneto has formed a new safe haven for mutants which some are guessing will be Genosha, but instead of an isolated island, it looks to be a makeshift farm. We also get a look at Jean’s origin in this timeline, and her recruitment with Professor X.
I’ll admit, the film looks like it’s taking some elements from X-Men: The Last Stand. Besides the adaptation of the Dark Phoenix storyline (again), we have familiar plot moments like Jean coming over to Magneto’s mutant camp, and everyone being disappointed in the Professor for keeping the Phoenix dormant inside Jean.
This film was originally supposed to come out this November, but the movie had to undergo some heavy reshoots and has been pushed back to February. Rumor has it that this will end the main X-Men timeline for Fox, thus freeing Marvel to reboot the characters for the MCU.
Catch X-Men: Dark Phoenix in theaters Feb. 14, 2019.