Marvel fans might be busy looking out for the trailers for Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Far From Home this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that they should forget 20th Century Fox’s upcoming mutant offerings like X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
While everyone’s waiting for Fox’s mutant properties to make their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney completes its acquisition, Dark Phoenix is still set to premiere next year, and Fox is out to remind everyone that Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey is on her way. The studio just recently dropped a new poster for Dark Phoenix at the CCXP18 in Brazil this week (via ComicBook.com), and it looks beautifully vintage.
Making use of the imagery comic book readers find in classic Marvel Comics cover art, the poster reminds Marvel fans of John Byrne’s comic book era.
Check it out down here:
It’s a pretty cool poster, however, that doesn’t erase the fact that a lot of fans are pretty apprehensive about Dark Phoenix. The trailer for the X-Men movie wasn’t very impressive – some viewers complained that the video seemed too bland, others commented that the promotional piece made the movie seem small. Still, a trailer’s just a trailer, and Fox has a lot of time to fix the film in post-production and reshoots.
Here’s the synopsis of the film:
“The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she's hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey's new abilities to rule the galaxy.”
We certainly hope that Dark Phoenix turns out better than everyone expects it to.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix premieres June 7, 2019.