At long last the first X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer has arrived, but there is a definite plot point missing from the footage that has us curious.
The fourth film of the “First Class” era of X-Men films, Dark Phoenix, finally has a trailer, but there is something notable missing from it: The Shi’ar. You do see Jessica Chastain in the trailer, who is playing Shi’ar Empress Lilandra, but there are none of the traditional aspects to her look. Hopefully those will show up at some point.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix has had a troubled path to the screen with rumors of filming issues, supposedly massive reshoots, and more news has left many wondering the fate of this film. Add in the purchase of Fox by Disney, and it wasn’t hard to believe the rumors that it might never be released. Now it seems that all lights are green, and we finally have some footage to ponder for the next few months.
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.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is hitting theaters on Feb. 14, 2019.