20th Century Fox showed off the first X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer at the CineEurope 2018 event. The footage was exclusively shown to the CineEurope attendees who now have some idea about what to expect from the upcoming film.
The first X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer appears to have been well received by the audiences. Russian outlet KinoMetro offered its first reaction to the trailer. According to Artur Chachelov of KinoMetro, the trailer showed off a lighter tone as compared to previous films in the X-Men franchise.
“The fantastic action thriller Dark Phoenix looks better than expected. At the presentation, this new trailer was shown, getting rid of the excessive gloom of the teaser and clearly positioning the project as a direct continuation of the X-Men.”
Notably, X-Men: Dark Phoenix was originally slated to release in theaters this November. But the filmmakers decided to postpone the film’s release till next February as they wanted to perform reshoots and add some additional scenes. The New Mutants is the second X-Men movie which also got delayed as the film is rumored to undergo a major overhaul. It will now release on August 2, 2019.
Talking more about X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the film is set in 1992 which is almost ten years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. The film will adapt the Dark Phoenix Saga comic book storyline that revolves around Jean Grey as she ends up losing control of her abilities and succumbs to the Phoenix Force within.
Actor Evan Peters, who plays Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver in the X-men franchise movies, recently revealed during an interview that X-Men: Dark Phoenix’s story will be darker than X-Men: Apocalypse. However, it will be closer in tone to X-Men: First Class in terms of humor.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff, Alexandra Ship as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently set to release in theatres on February 14, 2019.
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