Dark Phoenix Rises in New Trailer
In case you forgot yes Fox still has a new X-Men movie coming out (and possibly a New Mutants movie). Most talk of X-Men in movies surrounds the exciting news of Disney acquiring their rights along with The Fantastic Four. Everyone is wondering how the mutants will fit into the MCU! But, Fox wants you to remember that they still have their last X-Men movie to release Dark Phoenix. The trailer premiered on The Late Late Show with James Corden at midnight on September 27.
Tackling The Dark Phoenix Saga
Fox has decided to end their run with the merry mutants in a bombastic way by tackling the revered comic book story the Dark Phoenix Saga. We have seen the “dark phoenix” before in the much maligned X-Men: The Last Stand. Now Fox is taking another shot at it. This time it seems that we are going to get something maybe a little more in line with the comic storyline. Oh, and we might get some Shi’ar action with the synopsis from Polygon
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 a very on the nose “This is the End” music cue to start off the trailer, Fox seems ready to let go of the X-Men. Coming off of the lukewarm X-Men: Apocalypse it will be interesting to see what happens in Dark Phoenix. There is a funeral scene seen in the trailer so somebody may die. The X-Men are apparently going to space! So, there are some exciting tidbits in the trailer. Will Fox send off the mutants on a high note or will this make people even more excited to see the X-Men rebooted into the MCU?