By Creative Media times20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for its upcoming superhero film Dark Phoenix, giving fans a first look at the returning X-Men characters.
Intended to be the twelfth installment in the X-Men film series, “Dark Phoenix”, also known as “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” sees Marvel comic book favorite Jean Grey struggling with her abilities after a rescue mission in space and unleashing the Phoenix.
English actress Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix in the latest installment. She is known for her performance as Sansa Stark on the HBO’s hit fantasy drama tv series Game of Thrones.
Also released this week is the latest poster for the film, which features Jean Grey in silhouette on a comic background.
Directed by longtime X-Men film series writer/producer Simon Kinberg, “Dark Phoenix” also features returning X-Men series actors Tye Sheridan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence, while series newcomer Jessica Chastain joins as the villain.
Originally scheduled to open on on February 14, “Dark Phoenix” is now slated for a summer release, June 7, 2019.
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
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.