Last night saw Fox Studios release the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer, which happens to feature what looks to be a scene poking fun at Marvel and the Disney-Fox deal.
The scene features the X-Men captured with the bad guys dressed wearing “MCU” logos, which just might imply Disney and Kevin Feige’ Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU does happen to be acquiring the X-Men when the Disney-Fox deal goes through next month, so this is probably no coincidence. In addition, it is rumored fans won’t be happy with the MCU’s use of Wolverine and the X-Men.
It’s also been thought that the release date for X-Men: Dark Phoenix was pushed back from its original Feb 2019 release to June 2019 due to Marvel’s Captain Marvel, which shares a similar story, theme and character with Dark Phoenix; Captain Marvel gets released March 8.
Dark Phoenix marks the last X-Men movie released by Fox Studios, so just maybe they are saying that the MCU is the bad guys here. I’m betting some people agree. Watch the new trailer below.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a June 7, 2019 release directed by Simon Kinberg starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain.
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.