A Look Back at 'X-Men' History in Two 'Dark Phoenix' Legacy Trailers

May 13, 2019
Source: YouTube

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Promo Spots

"The truth is - mutants are very real, and they are among us." It's X-Men Day! 20th Century Fox has just debuted two special "legacy" trailers / promo spots for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, in celebration of "X-Men Day" today (May 13th). The two videos take a look back at the history of the X-Men, going back through the original movie in 2000 (way back when before Avengers and the MCU) all the way up to today. There have been a total of 11 movies since the first X-Men (including Logan and the two Deadpool movies which do officially count). All this marketing makes it seem like Dark Phoenix is the big grand finale ala Endgame, but we'll see how it all plays out (and they already did Dark Phoenix once before in X-Men: The Last Stand). The cast of this X-Men includes Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, along with Jessica Chastain, Ato Essandoh, and Scott Shepherd. Here's to hoping this one actually turns out pretty good.

Here's the two #XMenDay promo spots (+ final poster) for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, from Fox's YouTube:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Poster

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Poster

You can watch the first trailer for Kinberg's Dark Phoenix here, or the second trailer + third official trailer.

Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. The next saga in Fox's X-Men franchise of movies. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed by industry veteran, English writer-producer Simon Kinberg, making his feature directorial debut with this film after producing various superhero movies for the last 20 years, including X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past, Logan, Deadpool, and The Martian. The screenplay is also written by Simon Kinberg, based on the "The Dark Phoenix Saga" comics storyline by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, and Dave Cockrum. After being delayed from first opening this summer, 20th Century Fox will finally release Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix in theaters everywhere starting on June 7th, 2019 this summer. Looking any better? Still excited?

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So, they are ending this version of it? And then what? New mutants, huh?

shiboleth on May 13, 2019


And then The New New Mutants... and then New Mutants 3: Mutant Harder... and then Too Fast Too Mutant... and then Episode XIX The Rise of the Return of the Revenge of the Brotherhood of New Mutants: A New Hope Clone Wars Strikes Back

Akirakorn on May 13, 2019


Yeah, pretty much. But that's the fuel this industry is running on for decades ...

shiboleth on May 13, 2019


And the Fox X-Men saga goes out with a pathetic whimper....

Barret on May 13, 2019


Apocalypse wasn't so great, but I've watched them from the start so will give this a chance, though probably at home due to time restraints.

Lewis on May 13, 2019


Apocalypse was bad. Jean Grey (the character) is lame, Cyclops (the character) is lame. If this is the end of the Xavier/Mystique/Magneto saga the dump the bad characters and let Storm lead the next franchise. Please keep the short hair too. 100x better than that long ass (or is it ass-long?) cut from the first two.

Akirakorn on May 13, 2019


FIRST CLASS was so amazing. DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was very good too. Now this one is just so bleh looking.

DAVIDPD on May 13, 2019


This just doesn't look appealing at all. I think the main issue is the girl playing PHX is terrible. Something about her is just wrong.

Josh Taylor on May 13, 2019


After all these years and sad deaths and pointless massacres and wars... sigh.. and evil turns and good turns... sigh... I just hope Jean Grey ends up on the Iron Throne. Oops! Wrong franchise!

Akirakorn on May 13, 2019


I found it funny that in the end of the trailer where they list the previous films, they've dropped X3 completely from the list.

D6 on May 14, 2019


Dark Phoenix is a way better villian than Thanos. We'll see how the movie goes...

RPD on May 14, 2019


looks like most of you only know Dark Phoenix from X3 ..i.e. the movies .. You should look up the CB reference indicated, and buy that series of comic books . Hopefully the movie will be more faithful to that .. for example , RPD is correct ; the "Successful Thanos" merely wanted to cull the herd , so to speak ; Dark Phoenix sucks the energy of a planet DRY leaving billions of souls dead and a planet turned into a lifeless moon , because she was hungry and needed breakfast .....quite a different level of villain .. For Another in NO WAY would Wolverine be able to kill her as he did in X3 . They'll have to end her threat in a totally different manner , not only because it'd be bad to copy that ,but also because some other force is needed to suppress The Phoenix Force within her , 1st ... I only care to see if they will FInally " Upgrade" Rogue to her super-powered incarnation , now that the female Captain Marvel has been enabled as a character . I take it the new Rogue is the woman to the right of Sophie and Fass , in the poster ....

Dominic on May 14, 2019

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