Theatrical premiere: June 7, 2019 (United States)
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
Director: Simon Kinberg
Screenwriter: Simon Kinberg
Set in the 1990s, a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, the film adapts “The Dark Phoenix Saga” comic storyline, seeing Jean Grey lose control of her abilities as the Dark Phoenix, forcing the X-Men to fight her while the alien empress Lilandra seeks to capture and destroy her.
During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
“Dark Phoenix” Trailer
“Dark Phoenix” Cast
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast
Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops
Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Olivia Munn as Psylocke
Ato Essandoh as Jones
Film stills from “Dark Phoenix”
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