New Dark Phoenix Trailer Looks Back At The X-Men Movies

X-Men: Dark Phoenix – trailer

by James White |
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All signs point to the end of an era for the X-Men universe. With Disney now in charge of all of Fox's Marvel properties, the mutants and their associated characters (except Deadpool) will be folded in to the MCU and rebooted. With the studio – in whatever form it's taking – deciding that today (May 13) is X-Men Day, here's a new trailer for the final Fox-era entry, Dark Phoenix.

Dark Phoenix sees regular X-Men movie writer (and now director) Simon Kinberg looking to give the Dark Phoenix storyline its proper due, and a whole film in which to show how Jean's (Sophie Turner) powers are affected by a cosmic accident. Old, difficult truths are dredged up (particularly for James McAvoy's Professor Xavier) and as Jean's abilities increase, her ties to her human side start to waver, especially with the influence of Jessica Chastain's mysterious alien.

All of this is set against the backdrop of the 1990s, with the X-Men now considered heroes, regularly saving humans and generally praised by society at large. But that could all change with the lethal combo of Xavier's ego and Jean's growing capabilities.

New Dark Phoenix poster

Dark Phoenix arrives in UK cinemas on 7 June. A new video looking back at the legacy of the X-universe is also online and you can watch it below.

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