While we were originally going to get the next installment in the X-Men movie franchise this year, plans changed as the film got pushed back till 2019. But the wait is almost over as we are five months away from it. Fans have been waiting patiently for the first look at the movie and the wait is officially over as 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which marks as Simon Kinberg’s directorial debut.
Earlier today, the official synopsis for Dark Phoenix was released as the 12th X-Men movie adapts one of the most famous storylines from the X-Men mythology. Catch the new trailer along with the synopsis and let us know in the comments below what you thought of the first look at the next X-Men movie.
“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.”
Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, starring James McAvoy as Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme a.k.a. Mystique, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey a.k.a. Phoenix, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers a.k.a Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner a.k.a Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver, Olivia Munn as Elizabeth Braddock a.k.a. Psylocke, along with Jessica Chastain, Daniel Cudmore, and Lamar Johnson, opens in theaters on February 14, 2019.