Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Simon Kinberg.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 released the trailer:
Dark Phoenix | Final Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

In 1975, eight-year-old Jean Grey inadvertently uses her telekinesis to cause a car accident that kills her mother and, apparently, her father. Shortly afterwards, Professor Charles Xavier takes her to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, where he mentally blocks the accident from her memories and helps her hone her psychic abilities. In 1992, nine years after the worldwide devastation caused by En Sabah Nur, the X-Men are seen as heroes by the public. The President summons them for assistance during a crisis and respond to a distress signal from the space shuttle Endeavour, which is critically damaged by a solar flare-like energy. While the X-Men save all of the astronauts, Jean is stranded and is struck by the energy which she absorbs into her body to save the X-Men's aircraft from destruction. Jean survives the event and her psychic powers are greatly amplified as a result. At the same time, the mental block placed by Xavier is destroyed and she accidentally unleashes her power on the mutants celebrating at Xavier's school. She then travels to her childhood hometown after discovering that her father is still alive. The X-Men attempt to take Jean home but she injures Peter Maximoff and accidentally kills Raven Darkhölme before flying away. Jean travels to the mutant refugee island of Genosha to seek assistance from Erik Lehnsherr in controlling her powers, but is turned away by Erik after she engages in combat with U.S. military forces tasked with her arrest. Jean meets Vuk, the leader of a shape-shifting alien race known as the D'Bari, who explains to her that she has been possessed by a force of cosmic power which wiped out the D'Bari home planet years ago. The power had consumed all those it came across until it was drawn to Jean. Meanwhile, Hank McCoy, angered by Raven's death, allies with Erik and the mutant refugees in an attempt to kill Jean in New York City.


James McAvoy
Charles Xavier / Professor X: A mutant pacifist, he founded Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
Michael Fassbender
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: A powerful mutant
Jennifer Lawrence
Raven Darkhölme / Mystique: A shape-shifting mutant and Xavier's adopted sister
Nicholas Hoult
Hank McCoy / Beast: A mutant with a beastly appearance and superhuman physical abilities
Sophie Turner
Jean Grey / Phoenix: An extremely powerful mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers
Tye Sheridan
Scott Summers / Cyclops: A mutant
Alexandra Shipp
Ororo Munroe / Storm: An African mutant
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler: A German mutant
Evan Peters
Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver: Magneto's mutant son
Jessica Chastain
Vuk: The leader of a shape-shifting alien race known as the D'Bari


Principal photography began on June 28, 2017, in Montreal, Quebec, under the working title Teen Spirit.

The film Dark Phoenix was scheduled to be released on February 13, 2019, on February 14, 2019 (United States), on May 14, 2019 (Mexico City), on June 4, 2019 (TCL Chinese Theatre), on June 5, 2019 (United Kingdom, France), on June 6, 2019 (Germany, Italy) and on June 7, 2019 (United States, Spain) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Brazil, Big Picture 2 Films, Blitz, Cinecolor Films, CinemArt, Forum Film, Forum Hungary, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Imperial / Cinepix, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Press Play Pictures, Ukrainian Film Distribution, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) and Warner Bros. F.E..

The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $200 million, the film grossed over $251.5 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Dark Phoenix got low rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/dark-phoenix

Wikipedia: Dark Phoenix (film)

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