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Jean Grey is nearly killed during a rescue mission in space when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Upon returning home, this force makes Jean much more powerful and much more unstable. Jean, losing control over her own powers, begins to unravel the very fabric that keeps the X-Men together. With the X-Men falling apart, they must find a way to unite to save Jean's soul and our planet from the aliens who wish to use this force to rule the galaxy.[2]


Additionally, Scott Shepherd and Hannah Anderson appear as John and Elaine Grey. Ato Essandoh portrays Jones. Brian d'Arcy James makes an appearance as the President of the United States. Halston Sage and Lamar Johnson cameo as Dazzler and Match, respectively. Chris Claremont cameos as a White House guest. Kota Eberhardt and Andrew Stehlin appear as Selene Gallio and Ariki, respectively.


  • 20th Century Fox announced the original November 2, 2018 release date for this film in April 2017, alongside dates for the films Deadpool 2 and The New Mutants,[3] but later pushed back the date for this film to February 14, 2019.[4] This film was later pushed back again to its final release date June 7, 2019, taking the one of the then planned film Gambit.[5]
  • On October 14th, 2017, it was announced that this film along with Deadpool 2, had both wrapped filming.[6]


  • The film's climax was originally set in space. The movie underwent lengthy re-shoots to give the finale a more grounded feel,[7] and to avoid parallels with the endings of the films Captain America: Civil War and Captain Marvel, the latter of which was also in production at the same time as this film. According to writer and director Simon Kinberg, the original ending didn't have the entirety of the X-Men assembled together, and the movie's use of characters was similar to Civil War, in the sense that it had a big action action set piece where everyone is involved occurred at the end of the second act, whereas the third act involved fewer characters and a more intimate exploration of their emotions. Kinberg also admitted Jean's sequences in space displaying her full power were reminiscent of some of the visuals in Captain Marvel.[8]
  • According to studio insiders, the film's second premiere date delay from February to June 2019, was made to placate star director James Cameron, who felt concern for the competition his film Alita: Battle Angel, which premiered on January 2019, would face.[9]
  • While this is technically the last titled X-Men film made by 20th Century Fox, and therefore also the final entry in the main series of X-Men films, this is also technically the first in the X-Men film property to be distributed by Disney, after its acquisition of Fox in March (now 20th Century Studios).
  • According to writer and director Simon Kinberg, this film was originally planned to be the first in a new trilogy of X-Men films.[10] After Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox in March 2019, said plans were scrapped, in favor of rebooting the franchise and integrating it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[11]
  • Prior to the re-shoots when they settled on using the D'bari, this film originally planned to have the Skrulls as its main antagonists.[12][13]






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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Dark Phoenix Official Trailer
  3. McClintock, Pamela (22 April 2017). 'Deadpool 2' Lands June 2018 Release Date. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 15 June 2017.
  4. Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 26 2018). 20th Century Fox Shuffles Release Dates For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Dark Phoenix’ & More. Deadline. Retrieved on March 27 2018.
  5. D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 28, 2018). ‘Alita’ Flies Out Of Christmas, ‘Dark Phoenix’ To Rise Summer, ‘Deadpool 2’ Re-release Hits Sked, ‘Gambit’ Now 2020 – Fox Date Changes. Deadline. Retrieved on September 28, 2018.
  6. Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix Have Both Wrapped Filming. (2017-10-14). Retrieved on 2017-10-15.
  7. Butler, Tom (29 May 2019). 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' ending completely reshot due to 'parallels' with another superhero movie (exclusive). Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 31 May 2019.
  8. Pulliam-Moore, Charles (7 June 2019). Simon Kinberg Likens Dark Phoenix's Original Ending to Captain America: Civil War and Captain Marvel. io9. Retrieved on 9 June 2019.
  9. Kit, Borys (10 June 2019). "We Were Wrong": Behind Fox's 'Dark Phoenix' Debacle. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 10 June 2019.
  10. Lewis, Hilary (May 27, 2016). James McAvoy, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Cast Talk Future Franchise Films. THR. Retrieved on September 6, 2020.
  11. Silliman, Brian (15 December 2017). Disney Chief 'Looking Forward' to X-Men, FF, Deadpool in MCU, Future of Avatar and Star Wars. SYFY WIRE. Retrieved on 6 September 2020.
  12. O'Connell, Sean (June 10, 2019). Original Dark Phoenix Ending Included Skrulls And A 'Huge' New York Battle, According To Tye Sheridan. CINEMABLEND. Retrieved on September 22, 2020.
  13. Barnhardt, Adam (August 9, 2019). Recently Revealed X-Men: Dark Phoenix Skrull Designs Look Better than the MCU's Version. Retrieved on September 22, 2020.

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