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It has been a very long road for the X-Men franchise, and it will all come to a head with Dark Phoenix with one of their own turning on them. The latest entry into the X-Men franchise. The originator of modern comic book movies, is set to be the send off for the franchise that has given us some amazing moments over the last two decades.
Exploring the Dark Phoenix storyline. It’ll pick up on the crumbs left by X-Men: Apocalypse which saw Jean Grey grow into her dark powers. The movie will see her fully embrace this darkness. Becoming more powerful than any other mutant, including Professor Xavier and Magneto. With the stage being set for Dark Phoenix turning on the X-Men, they are in for their biggest challenge ever.
The project faced multiple delays during post-production. It was originally slated to come out in March 2018, but a delay slotted it down to February 2019. After another round of delays, the June 7 release date was set by Fox.
Dark Phoenix is going to pick up with the prequel X-Men storyline that first started with X-Men: First Class and then continued by its sequels, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.
The movie will focus on the comic book storyline of Dark Phoenix. Last we saw of Jean Grey, she stumbled upon her powerful hidden abilities in X-Men: Apocalypse. This planted the seed that will be explored in Dark Phoenix. Coincidentally, this also gives Fox a second shot at the Phoenix storyline it botched in X-Men: The Last Stand.
The last X-Men Movie
It took many odd turns and time-traveling reboots, and it comes to an end. Disney hasn’t specified details about rebooting the franchise, but that’s expected to be the case. The possible three-year gap will give Disney a chance to start fresh from the current storyline Fox crafted. This means new actors and new stories that will easily integrate into the established MCU.
This means there will be a new Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto. It also means characters like Deadpool and Fantastic Four will join the MCU. That should be even more fun.
While everyone is currently focused on Marvel’s epic superhero movie, there’s another superhero conclusion on the way in a little over a month with Dark Phoenix. Although no one is officially calling it the end to the X-Men saga. The merger between Fox and Disney all but guarantees that the next X-Men movie will be a reboot in the hands of Marvel Studios. Although it’s likely we won’t see that reboot for a while. But as we barrel towards Dark Phoenix, it looks like the film underwent some pretty major changes as it came to its final form.
As Jean Grey loses control of her powers, a mysterious character, portrayed by Jessica Chastain, begins to manipulate her and ends up turning her on the X-Men. In an interview with Empire Magazine, director Simon Kinberg describes Chastain’s character as “the devil on Jean’s shoulder, so to speak.”
With Jean exploring her darker side, this leads her to remember repressed memories of her past. Professor Xavier is responsible for hiding her memories, fearing Jean could become too powerful and uncontrollable. This serves as another dividing factor between Jean and the X-Men, all the while fracturing the X-Men in process, setting up an ultimate clash that could lead to the death of a prominent character as the trailers have suggested.