Watch: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Leans on the ‘X-Men’ Legacy in New Videos

     May 13, 2019


Dark Phoenix may mark the end of an era when it comes to Fox’s X-Men features, but the legacy of the storied Marvel Comics franchise will endure. The marketing for the upcoming film has opted to focus on that legacy this “X-Men Day” by celebrating with three videos: A look back at the history of the X-Men films since 2000, a video commentary from Marvel icons Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson, and a new trailer that ties Dark Phoenix into the story so far.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica ChastainDark Phoenix arrives in theaters on June 7th.

On X-Men Day, we celebrate the legacy of the X-Men franchise.


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Here’s the official synopsis:

This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

Marvel Icons Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson give us an inside perspective on Dark Phoenix.

And for more on Dark Phoenix, be sure to revisit some of our recent write-ups linked below:

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