Something sinister seethes in the first ever trailer for the 20thCentury Fox film The Dark Phoenix, something that felt a little bit under the radar – surely thanks to the recent acquisition of FOX by Disney. Nevertheless, it looks like the final remnants of the 20th Century Fox-controlled Marvel empire will have its hurrah in cinemas, and (let’s just all admit the X-Men filmic timeline is all fucked) and enjoy Jean Gray dipping into her dark side bag.
And when has the X-Men ever debuted in the infamous Hollywood dump-month? Or on that James Corden show?
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.
Watch the Dark Phoenix trailer in the player below:
Dark Phoenix is slated for cinematic release come February 14 2019