A second Dark Phoenix trailer is released for X-Men Day that features legendary Marvel Comics icons Stan Lee, Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson.
"When I started with Marvel, I was in school," Claremont explained about first meeting Stan Lee. "My parents knew Al Jaffee and he said, 'Oh, does he have any interest in comic books?' And the next thing I know the phone rings, and I pick it up and it's, 'Hey there True believer! This is Stan Lee! So I hear you want to work for Marvel Comics.'"
Claremont continued, "Stan had a mantra. There are three rules: Get your book in on time; make sure it's good; don't be a pain in my a--. Any two out of three you got to keep your job."
X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a June 7, 2019 release written and directed by Simon Kinberg starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
Synopsis: 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.