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.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix sees the returning cast of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Evan Peters reprising their roles from Days of Future past. Newcomer Jessica Chastain portrays the alien entity who manipulates Jean Grey, in hopes of using the Phoenix as a weapon. Additionally, Olivia Munn reprises her role of Psylocke.
After X-Men: Days of Future Past erased the events of X-Men: Last Stand, director Simon Kinberg wanted to create a more faithful adaption of Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s “The Dark Phoenix Saga”. The feat was attempted in X-Men: Last Stand but was not well received by fans.
The Dark Phoenix rises February 14, 2019.