Back in 2000, the world had just survived the dreaded Y2K scare, and with renewed hope for the future, looked forward to the start of a new summer blockbuster trend: superhero movies. Sure, they’d been done before, but rather poorly. X-Men, however, took the popular Marvel Comics title and excellent Saturday morning cartoon and turned it into even more of a household name, also introducing a fella by the name of Hugh Jackman as a very different but fan-favorite take on Wolverine.
Nearly 20 years and 12 films later, Dark Phoenix looks to bring the era of Fox’s film franchise to a close. (Who knows what’s ultimately going to happen with The New Mutants.) Not only did the film series run out of ideas (apparently, since they’re rehashing the Dark Phoenix saga again), they ran out of options as Disney swooped in to gobble the property up in a mega-merger. It remains to be see what Disney’s MCU wants to do with their newly acquired X-Men, but for fans of the Fox films, this will be your last hurrah. Enjoy it while you can.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. See Dark Phoenix in theaters June 7th and bid the Fox franchise a fond farewell.
Take a look at the final trailer for Dark Phoenix below:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. 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. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
For more on Dark Phoenix, be sure to get caught up with these recent write-ups, linked below:
- New ‘Dark Phoenix’ TV Spot Takes Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey to Full-On Supervillain Status
- Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, and Kodi Smit McPhee Talk ‘Dark Phoenix’ and Disneyland
- Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan Talk ‘Dark Phoenix’, Filming in Zero-G, and Disneyland
- Simon Kinberg on ‘Dark Phoenix’, the Status of ‘New Mutants’, ‘355’, and More ‘Twilight Zone’
- International ‘Dark Phoenix’ Trailer Trades Blatant Spoilers for New Footage