'X-Men, Dark Phoenix': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything else about the most intense movie of the franchise

'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner stars in the film as Jean Grey. 'Dark Phoenix' is set to hit theaters June 7, 2019.


                            'X-Men, Dark Phoenix': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything else about the most intense movie of the franchise

20th Century Fox just released the final trailer for the upcoming instalment of its 'X-Men' franchise 'Dark Phoenix', which shows off Jean Grey's struggles to contain the powers she that she acquires following an accident in space.

Adapting from 'The Dark Phoenix Saga', which was first published in the 1980s, 'Dark Phoenix' is an extended X-Men storyline focusing on Jean Grey and Phoenix Farce. Mutant Grey is struck by a solar flare and transformed, returning to earth as a Phoenix.

Before the release of the final trailer, we saw a couple of trailers for the film, which offered glimpses into the transformation of the film's titular character, played by 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner.

Release date

After deliberation, 'Dark Phoenix' recieved its premiere date, June 7.

Plot

The official synopsis for 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' says, "This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional 'X-Men' movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of 'X-Men' movies, as the family of mutants that we've come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet - one of their own."

Cast

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' stars James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey/ Phoenix), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Jessica Chastain (Smith), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/ Phoenix

Sophie Turner attends the 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere on April 03, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Turner received international recognition with her role of Sansa Stark in the hit HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones'. She has also starred in the television film 'The Thirteenth Tale' and made her feature film debut in 'Another Me'.

James McAvoy as Charles Xavier

James McAvoy attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

To fantasy lovers, McAvoy is best known for his supporting role of the faun Mr Tumnus is 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.' His performance in 'The Last King of Scotland' garnered him several award nominations, including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. His role in the acclaimed romantic drama war film 'Atonement' (2007) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination.

Director

Simon Kinberg, director

Simon Kinberg attends CBS All Access new series 'The Twilight Zone' premiere at the Harmony Gold Preview House and Theater on March 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who is best known for his work on the 'X-Men' film franchise. He has also written other popular films such as 'Mr & Mrs Smith' and 'Sherlock Holmes'. Kinberg is one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood with a record of US$16 million for two 'X-Men' scripts, and one of the highest-paid producers in Hollywood taking home US$40 million for 'Deadpool', according to THR.

Trailers

You can view the very first teaser trailer for the film here:

And the following movie trailer released in February. 

Where to watch

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is scheduled to release in theaters June 7.

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