Dark Phoenix is, without a doubt, the first movie from the X-Men franchise that will be released after Disney’s successful acquisition of Fox.
In the Dark Phoenix film, Jean Grey, one of the most popular X-Men characters in previous X-Men movies, starts to develop powers beyond her control. The uncontrollable power gradually corrupts her and turns her into Dark Phoenix. As Jean Grey has lost control, it is up to the other X-Men to save her – or give her up to save the rest of the world.
Starring Sophie Turner in the titular role of Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey), the film is a continuation to X-Men: First Class, the 2011 X-Men film that signaled the start of the reboot of the X-Men franchise. Aside from that, it’s also a direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, the X-Men film was initially scheduled for release back in November 2018. However, due to company reorganization, the film’s release date was pushed back. Officially, the new release date is on June 7th.