After a long and anticipating wait, finally the first trailer for X-Men Dark Phoenix was released just a few hours ago. It is being touted as one of the most anticipated movies of 2019 along with the likes of the other Marvel movie, Infinity War-2. The trailer was released by Sophie Turner on Wednesday’s “Late Late Show” by James Corden.
The fourth movie in the younger X-Men franchise looks tantalizing with Sophie Turner in the middle of it all. The movie which is the 12th in the overall franchise picks up a decade after the last part. It is an adaptation of “The Dark Phoenix Saga” comic strip, which sees Jean Grey breaking bad.
When she feels betrayed by Professor X portrayed by James McAvoy, she turns to an unlikely person for help, Magneto played by Michael Fassbender. In the trailer we can see Mystique chiding the Professor for what he did to Jean and Jessica Chastain trying to bring Jean over to the dark side.
As for the rest of the cast, Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Mystique with Nicholas Hoult returning as Beast. Others including Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee also return in their respective roles. Jessica Chastain is the new addition to the cast as a silver haired villain who, according to the trailer, sends Jean over the edge.
It is said your best friends make your worst enemies and it will be true this time around too as the X-Men face one of their own Jean Grey. Jean’s fight between her two personas and how she is brought back from the brink make up the main part of the movie.
Since it is a prequel, we can make some bold predictions. Spoiler alert! Jean, Beast, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto and Professor survive.
Earlier the movie’s release had been pushed back from November to February, 2019 due to some reshoots. The movie is directed and written by Simon Kinberg, who also gave us X-Men: The Last Stand in writing. It releases on February 14.
Considering the deal between Disney and Fox, this might very well be the last X-Men movie for a long time. So my advice, enjoy it like that only!