New 'Dark Phoenix' Trailer Sets Up Epic X-Men Movies Finale

AMC Theaters has revealed a new trailer for Dark Phoenix. The trailer features footage from the previous X-Men movies to position Dark Phoenix as the epic finale to the entire series. You can watch it above.

Dark Phoenix is expected to bring the past 20 years of X-Men movies to a close. Today has been dubbed "X-Men Day" in celebration. A new featurette looking back on the film franchise's legacy was also released.

In Dark Phoenix, "The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she's hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey's new abilities to rule the galaxy."

Dark Phoenix is written and directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

In a previous interview, Turner acknowledged the pressure to get this version of "The Dark Phoenix Saga" right. "Yes a lot of pressure," she said. "I knew Simon [Kinberg, writer and director] was taking me out to lunch and he sits me down and tells me it’s Dark Phoenix and I’m like 'f*****k." I know it's one of the most loved stories of the X-Men universe and for Simon to trust me enough with this responsibility is a big honor. And I want to do the fans of the original story justice, and of course, there’s a lot of pressure especially having been done before. Simon would tell you that it was a B-plot of the movie and he felt it had to be the main plot of the movie."

Are you excited about Dark Phoenix? Let us know in the comments. Dark Phoenix opens in theaters on June 7th.

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