If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The X-Men film series is adopting this mantra with Dark Phoenix, as the last attempt to adapt the classic Dark Phoenix Saga storyline, 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, was not well-received among fans. The first Dark Phoenix footage was released to the public back in September, but since the movie was delayed shortly thereafter, that gives 20th Century Fox extra time to promote the seventh main X-Men installment, and now you can watch a brand-new trailer for it below. Set in 1992, nearly a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenixsees Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey losing control of her Phoenix abilities after being hit by a solar flare while on a rescue mission with the X-Men in outer space. Her subsequent turn to darkness will drive a wedge in the mutant superhero team and those closely associated with them, as they have differing views on how to stop Jean before she becomes too powerful. Making matters worse, an alien shapeshifter, played by Jessica Chastain, is manipulating Jean for her own purposes.
While not officially confirmed yet, Dark Phoenix is looking to be the last of the X-Men movies of the Fox era before these characters are brought to Disney and almost certainly incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So Dark Phoenixneeds to end this film series with a bang, and in terms of emotional upheaval and general pandemonium, it looks like the movie will not be lacking. Whether or not it does a better job of adapting Dark Phoenix remains to be seen, but at the very least, this looks to be the most devastating cinematic X-Men story yet. Dark Phoenix opens in theaters on June 7, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates. In the meantime, look through our 2019 release schedule to find out what else is coming out this year.