Next year’s Dark Phoenix could really make or break a lot of X-Men fans. We’ve already seen this fan-favorite X-Men storyline hit the big screen back in the mid-2000s in X-Men: The Last Stand, arguably one of the weaker series in the whole franchise. Not only was it a complete mess of a movie, but it took that story and basically turned it into one subplot in a bigger, less engaging, story.
Now, around a decade or so later, they’re taking another crack at it with a new generation of X-Men, and though it’s already been delayed, 20th Century Fox sure seems to be pushing it hard. Right now, the studio is at Comic-Con Brazil, and while there, they released a brand-new poster that really harkens back to the original comics.
While this isn’t, from what I can tell, a recreation of an older comic book issue, it is very clearly done in a style very reminiscent of the late 1970s, early 1980s era in which it was published. Personally, it’s this particular era I love most in terms of art, so the colors and character design they have going here really do it for me, on a personal level.
Below is the official synopsis for Dark Phoenix:
“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. 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.”
What do you think of this snazzy poster? Let us know down below!
Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7, 2019.
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