The much-anticipated first trailer for Dark Phoenix has dropped and within hours of debuting on 20th Century Fox’s official YouTube channel, it had already garnered more than 8,400 comments. Scrolling through, the response is mixed. However, most fans appear to appreciate how the tone differs from X-Men: Apocalypse.
The cast of Dark Phoenix is led by Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Phoenix. The cast of the X-Men film also includes James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven / Mystique. Nicholas Hoult is Hank McCoy / Beast, Tye Sheridan is Scott Summers / Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp is Ororo Munroe / Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee is Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler, Evan Peters is Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver, and Jessica Chastain is Smith.
Simon Kinberg wrote and directed Dark Phoenix. He also served as a producer along with Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Todd Hallowell.
20th Century Fox is set to release the action adventure film in theaters on June 7, 2019.
“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.”