A new official trailer has been released for Dark Phoenix, the 12th installment in the X-Men franchise.
The film is directed by Simon Kinberg and is the direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse, reuniting actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, and others to adapt one of the best-known stories from the X-Men comics. Throughout Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey is exposed to radiation which intensifies her mutant powers, making her a danger to the X-Men and a threat to the universe when she unleashes the Phoenix. During the latest trailer, Jean Grey can be seen struggling to harness that power, while being told to “stop fighting that force inside you, if you embrace it, we will possess the very power of a god.” From there, the rest of the X-Men look to band together and save their friend from a power that’s out of her control.
In terms of production, the film will be released through 21st Century Fox, and will likely be the last film in the franchise due to Disney’s pending acquisition of the characters. Meanwhile, it’s been speculated that Disney will blend the X-Men characters throughout the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Nonetheless, X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives in theatres June 7th, 2019.