They might not be part of the MCU yet, but the X-Men still have another movie coming out this year called “Dark Phoenix.” 20th Century Fox released a final trailer for the new installment to the long-running X-Men franchise, which is set to blast into theaters this summer.
The video once again shows Jean Grey as she struggled to battle the powerful force trapped within her. The film is an adaptation of the Dark Phoenix story from the 1980s, a fan favorite. In the story, Grey is hit by a solar flare while in space. When Grey returns to Earth, she’s different and much more powerful — slowly being taken over by Phoenix. Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) is starring in the film as Jean Grey/Phoenix.
On social media, the studio described the story adding, ‘This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX.” The studio added, ” 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.”
Now that Disney owns the film rights to the X-Men franchise, the crew will most likely go on hiatus until Marvel decided to fold them into the larger MCU.
Bryan Singer directed the first “X-Men” film in 2000, the film opened with $54M and made over $296M worldwide. Singer returned to direct “X2: X-Men United” in 2003 and the sequel made $85M on opening weekend before grossing over $407M worldwide. Brett Ratner joined the franchise to finish the trilogy in 2006 and “X-Men: The Last Stand” made $102M on its debut before making over $459M globally. With the trilogy complete, Gavin Hood directed the first spinoff film, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The spinoff made $85M on opening weekend and grossed over $373M worldwide. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine character would then star in “The Wolverine” in 2013 and “Logan” in 2017.
After “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” FOX started on a new trilogy, starting with Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” in 2011. The new installment made $55M before grossing $353M globally. Bryan Singer returned to direct “X-Men: Days of Future Past” for the studio in 2014, a film that made $90M on opening weekend before making $747M worldwide. Singer returned one last time to direct “X-Men: Apocalypse” in 2016, a film that made $65M on its debut before making $543M for the studio.
Fans of the franchise can catch “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” in theaters on June 7th.
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