“Dark Phoenix” Trailer: X-Men’s last stand is a big deja vu
Look, I’m rooting for this film to do well. Love it or hate it, FOX’s “X-Men” franchise has hit some groundbreaking chord somewhere in its labyrinthine succession of mutant-starring films.
Now that the company’s deal with the Haus of Maus has been sealed, it’s time to—possibly—pull the plug on its own decade-spanning franchise, and hopefully with a bang. The film that’s supposed to serve that is “Dark Phoenix”, a reimagining of the iconic Jean Grey arc that Brett Ratner infamously botched in 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”. The new film is directed by Simon Kinberg.
The trailer is finally here (watch at the bottom of this post), along with a new key art (to the right).
And with the former, I have two main beef:
1.) it’s alarmingly “The Last Stand”-like, except that Wolverine is nowhere to be found, and
2.) except for my first point, I don’t really have anything bad to say about it, which is almost always fishy when that happens.
To the uninitiated, Jean Grey (played by Sophie Turner) is an Omega Mutant, which basically means she’s powerful enough to end the world—hence the Omega billing. The ragtag crew is still pretty much intact, except for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, and to give the film some credit, though there are red flags all around, there are plenty of cool callbacks to the comics, most prominently the blue-and-yellow spandex suits.
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, and others, “Dark Phoenix” opens a few days earlier here than in the U.S. It hits Philippine theaters February 6th, 2019.