New Official Trailer For ‘Dark Phoenix,’ Fox’s Latest ‘X-Men’ Movie

20th Century Fox just dropped their new trailer for their upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix. This newest X-Men film is adapted from the famous Dark Phoenix comic and after watching the trailer it seems to be pulling a few story points from 2006’s X-Men: Last Stand. Check out the trailer below!

The film stars Sophie Turner in the leading role as Jean Grey with James McAvoy returnig as Charles Xavier, Jennifer Larence as Mystique, and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. And also shows Michael Fassbender returning as Magneto alongside Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Red Lotus (Andrew Stehlin), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

Now, the point of a trailer is to get people excited for an upcoming project. Did this trailer do its job? For me, no. First off they have spoiled the death of one of the main characters. Its not even an accidental spoiler. The entire trailer revolves around the death of Mystique. And as far as trailer structure goes, its messy – something that is probably reflective of the film its advertising. Up until now its been said that the main threat would be Jean who is taken over by the Phoenix force. But who are those guys on the train with the X-Men in chains?

After seeing this trailer I have to admint, I’m not looking forward to this film. And it is unfortunate, because this may be the last time we see an X-Men film that is handled by Fox. With the Disney buyout of Fox on the horizon this is an almost assured inevitability. Also, I have heard from someone, who knows someone, that has seen early cuts of the film. And their consensus – its not good, not only is it not good, its terrible. I didn’t want to put too much stock in the rumor, however after seeing this trailer I tend to believe it now.

However, take all of that with a grain of salt. We have seen great movies with terrible trailers before.

What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited for the new movie, or not? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

Fox Switches Up Release Dates

Later this year Fox was all set to release Alita: Battle Angel on December 21st.  The key word being “was,” because according to a report put out by Deadline on Friday, Fox used the Robert Rodriguez directed film as the first domino that toppled over and caused a change of release dates for several of their upcoming films.

Alita: Battle Angel is now been set to be released next year on February 14th.  If that date seems familiar that’s because it belonged to the next installment in the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix – which now has a release date of June 7th of 2019.  However, that date was previously held by a different X-Men property, Gambit, which now has been pushed back a full 9 months to March 13th 2020.

While changes like these can sometimes mean disaster behind the scenes, this can be seen as a smart move.  Alita: Battle Angel in its previous release date was releasing during a very crowded December period against Warner Brothers’ Aquaman, Paramount’s Bumblebee, Sony’s comedy Holmes and Watson and Universal’s Welcome to Marwen.  There is only so much box office money that can be squeezed out of one weekend and Alita going up against these movies was guaranteed to not make as much money as it could in a different weekend. So the move was smart.

As far as Gambit being pushed, it was a good idea as well.  Even though the project was set to come out in just 9 months from now, there reportedly is still now set script for the project, and filming has not even begun. There was no way the movie was going to make a release date of June 7th.  So moving Dark Phoenix into Gambit‘s slot, and pushing the release to March of 2020 gives the project more time to breath.

What do you think of these changes?  Are you disappointed?  Was it a smart choice?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

New X-Men Movie ‘Dark Phoenix’ Gets A Tailer

The first trailer for the X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix debuted on The Late Late show on Wednesday and shows the loved mutant superhero team fighting against on fo their own: Jean Gray (Sophie Tuner), who is consumed by an evil and powerful cosmic force.

Dark Phoenix reportedly takes place 10 years after the events in X-Men: Apocalypse and has returning stars James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast. Continue reading “New X-Men Movie ‘Dark Phoenix’ Gets A Tailer”