“Dark Phoenix,” the latest film in the “X-Men” franchise, could very well be its last. The acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney is looming large. As a result, the franchise could get a complete restart. Given the troubled production of “Dark Phoenix,” there are probably those who fear things will go up in flames. However, even if the film is underwhelming, the series should still survive if it’s given the reboot treatment. It’ll come back like a phoenix rising from the ashes. In addition, the latest trailer for “Dark Phoenix” allow fans to do further speculation on whether the franchise ends on a high note.
The film depicts the famous “Dark Phoenix Saga” from the comics. After the X-Men go on a space mission, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) develops an incredible set of powers. However, her powers begin to corrupt her, turning her into the Dark Phoenix. Now, the X-Men have to save her soul and face a species of aliens that want to harness the Phoenix’s powers.
This particular storyline has been tackled before in “X-Men: The Last Stand” back in 2006. But “Dark Phoenix” looks to be a more faithful adaptation. One reason is because the look of Dark Phoenix nearly resembles the look from the comics. Another is the premise involving how Jean Grey attains her Phoenix abilities.
Much like with the last trailer, there’s still some mystery as to who Jessica Chastain plays. However, what’s not so mysterious is the likely death of a major character. Whether this spoiler is a bad sign remains unclear until the film is finally seen.
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“Dark Phoenix” will be released on Jun. 7, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.
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