20th Century Fox debuted with a second trailer for the long-awaited next (and presumably final) installment of its X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix .
Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film brings together James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner and others to create the Dark Phoenix line from the X-Men to adapt] Comics. The story is one of the most famous in the X-Men Comics franchise, in which the mutant Jean Gray is exposed to radiation that strengthens his powers. The studio released its first trailer last fall depicting the danger that Jean Gray's forces pose to the world and the complicity that Professor Xavier (McAvoy's player) has in their formation.
We see some of this in the trailer: The X-Men go into space and are hit by a "mysterious cosmic force". Jean disappears and appears on Earth and we see her talking to someone (played by Jessica Chastain) who tells her "if you stop resisting it." If you embrace it, we will have the power of a god. "This causes trouble for the rest of the X-Men, who must find a way to stem that power and save their friend.
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Dark Phoenix has had a long time off to the theater. Filming began in 2017 and the film was originally scheduled to be released in cinemas in March 2018 before being pushed back to February 2019 and again until June 2019, after test screenings had caused numerous repetitions. With the upcoming acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney, this film is likely to be the last part of this franchise as it is likely that characters will be folded into Disney's larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives on June 7, 2019.