Guess who’s back? The unkillable, mega-powerful, mentally unstable Jean Grey and her Dark Phoenix personality. She’s getting a movie all her own — but is this the end, as the Doors cover suggests?
Most likely not. The Dark Phoenix Saga remains one of the most iconic serialized comic book stories to ever run. It’s been sequeled, copied, and adapted into other media multiple times by now. Unfortunately the highest profile Chris Claremont’s classic story has ever received to date was in the embarrassing X-Men: The Last Stand. It’s everyone’s hope Dark Phoenix will give the story the weight and epic scope that made the comic work.
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.
Dark Phoenix stars Sophia Turner as Jean, alongside James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler and Jessica Chastain as Smith.
It’ll be a chaotic Valentine’s Day when Dark Phoenix unleashes her wrath on February 14, 2019.