There’s already one dark Phoenix coming to the movies in the form of the Joker origin movie, but the X-Men aren’t letting Joachin take that title away from them. Bringing back the ensemble cast and adding a few new faces, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the cinematic retelling of the of the epic comic saga of the same name, where Jean Grey’s evil alter-ego bubbles and spells trouble for mutants and humans alike.
The X-Men got a glimpse of Jean’s (Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones) alter-ego at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, where she channeled her inner dark side to defeat that movie’s titular character.
Left in a state of disarray, Jean looks to Professor X (James McAvoy, Split) for answers. It seems that, when the professor can’t give her a satisfactory answer, she goes to Magneto (Michael Fassbender, Alien: Covenant) instead. With the action that ensues, the pairing of Dark Phoenix and Magneto, it's clear that nothing good is coming.
Also returning is Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nick Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops. Joining the cast as the mysterious Smith is Jessica Chastain. Halle Berry appears to be conspicously absent both in the trailer and the IMDB listing.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently in post-production and is scheduled to hit theaters on February 14th, 2019.