'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' Features An Iconic Marvel Villain

X-Men Dark Phoenix

Simon Kinberg has produced several X-Men films, but this time, he's helming the movie.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the next film following 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse and takes place in the 1990s. The movie was dismissed by many fans, though her performance got no specific hatred.

In the movie, Jean Grey (Turner) is almost killed after being hit by a cosmic force.

The trailer first hit on The Late, Late Show with James Corden last night and has since been released worldwide on YouTube.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Space

While it's unlikely the Selene of Dark Phoenix will be depicted as a 17,000-year-old mutant "goddess", we can probably expect her to retain her ability to psionically drain her opponents of their lifeforce, and absorbing that energy into her own body.

The internet, as ever, has come prepared with its laundry list of hot takes and overreactions about the Dark Phoenix trailer.

Selene, in particular, will undoubtedly be familiar to longtime X-Men fans, as she's been a recurring foe of the mutant heroes, and their allies, since her introduction in 1983. The trailer shows Grey grapple with her superpowers upon returning home and turning to a young Magneto for help. Jean's backstory is briefly touched on, and Professor X's immoral, but necessary, manipulation of her powers is also briefly displayed. Others say a well-done Dark Phoenix movie is way overdue given the last time Dark Phoenix was in an X-Men movie, the highly-regrettable X-Men: The Last Stand by director Brett Ratner. With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together.

The one positive I will give, is that this looks to be in a lot better shape even trailer wise than Apocalypse did. I wish they had their 90s animated series costumes considering the setting. The film comes out on February 14 2019.

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