For a time it was unclear when, or even if, we’d see the trailer for Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. With various hijinks resulting in delays i.e. Fox moving the film’s original release date, X-Men fans could only wait and hope for a small miracle.
Last night the trailer debuted on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden and all things considered, I’m super pleased with the results! Based off the Dark Phoenix Saga, as created by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Dave Cockrum, the most iconic storyline in X-Men history is one that’s near and dear to the hearts of millions.
Thankfully, the trailer, though it runs an impressive two minutes, only offers teases and doesn’t include anything too revealing. We do get a look at the team’s outfit, coming right off the pages from Grant Morrison’s time on New X-Men, along with a hint of Jean Grey’s frightening level of power.
Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix is set to appear in theaters on February 14, 2019. As yes, a story of heartbreak and emotional turmoil…perfect for Valentine’s Day.