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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.[3]


  • Kota Eberhardt as Selene[5][6]

Jessica Chastain will portray the film's main antagonist.[7][8] Lamar Johnson[4] has also been cast in an undisclosed role.


  • 20th Century Fox announced the November 2, 2018 release date for X-Men: Dark Phoenix in April 2017 alongside two other movies, Deadpool 2 and The New Mutants, but later pushed back the date for this film to February 14, 2019.[9][10] This film was later pushed back again to June 7, 2019, taking the release date of the then planned film Gambit.[11]
  • On October 14th, 2017, it was announced that this film along with Deadpool 2, had both wrapped filming.[12]


  • The film's climax was originally set in space. The movie underwent lengthy reshoots to give the finale a more grounded feel,[13] and to avoid parallels with the endings of Captain America: Civil War and Captain Marvel, the latter being also in production at the time of Dark Phoenix. According to 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 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[14]
  • According to studio insiders, the film's original premiere date delay from November 2018 to February 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.[15]
  • While this is the last X-Men movie released directly by 20th Century Fox, this is also technically the first X-Men movie distributed by Disney after its acquisition of Fox in March.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Fleming Jr., Mike (2017-06-14). Fox Formalizes Simon Kinberg To Helm ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’; Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy Back, Jessica Chastain In Talks. Retrieved on 2017-06-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  3. Dark Phoenix Official Trailer
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kit, Borys (29 June 2017). 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix': Evan Peters Returning as Quicksilver (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 29 June 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 That Hashtag Writer (07 August 2017). Exclusive: ‘X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX’ Adds Kota Eberhardt, Scott Sheperd; Evan Jonigkeit and Gregg Lowe In Talks to Return. That Hashtag Show. Retrieved on 08 August 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Trumboe, Dave (26 February 2019). New 'Dark Phoenix' Poster Heralds the Arrival of a Brand-New Trailer. Collider. Retrieved on 26 February 2019.
  7. Kit, Borys (14 June 2017). Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 01 August 2017.
  8. Chastain, Jessica (01 August 2017). Hey @jamesmcavoyrealdeal you ready for me up in Montreal? Im gonna make you cry so hard 😈 #xmen @simondavidkinberg. Instagram. Retrieved on 01 August 2017.
  9. McClintock, Pamela (22 April 2017). 'Deadpool 2' Lands June 2018 Release Date. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 15 June 2017.
  10. Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 26 2018). 20th Century Fox Shuffles Release Dates For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Dark Phoenix’ & More. Deadline. Retrieved on March 27 2018.
  11. 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.
  12. Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix Have Both Wrapped Filming. (2017-10-14). Retrieved on 2017-10-15.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Kit, Borys (10 June 2019). "We Were Wrong": Behind Fox's 'Dark Phoenix' Debacle. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 10 June 2019.

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