Dark Phoenix is expected to be the final main X-Men film before the Disney/Fox merger. The studio has finally dropped a trailer. While it’s been anticipated for over a year, there seems to be one thing we’ve noticed with the first official footage presented to us.
Dark Phoenix looks painfully similar to Simon Kinberg’s previous loose adaptation of comic book saga seen in X-Men: The Last Stand. There are flashbacks of Jean as a child, a showdown in a suburban neighbourhood (another return to her childhood home?) and they even have Jean shacking up with Magneto again in his new mutant community in the backwoods. Magneto again seemingly the primary villain with Jean’s Dark Phoenix potentially working alongside him.
I’m not entirely sure this is the adaptation fans were expecting as Kinberg’s second go on the material but it is what it is.
Check out the trailer below.
Dark Phoenix is scheduled for release on February 14th, 2019.
SOURCE: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN