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Next ‘X-Men’ movie will be titled ‘Dark Phoenix’




  • According to an official synopsis from the movie studio
    Fox, the next “X-Men” movie will simply be called “Dark
  • This would make it the first “X-Men” movie in the main
    series to not feature “X-Men” in the title.
  • The film’s first trailer debuts Wednesday during “The
    Late Late Show.”


Fox appears to be going for a cleaner title with its next “X-Men”
movie. It will simply be called “Dark Phoenix,” according to
a new poster for the movie and Fox’s official synopsis. That makes it the
first movie in the main series to not have “X-Men” in its title.

Fox did not immediately return a request for comment.

The synopsis is below:

“In ‘Dark Phoenix,’ the X-Men face their most formidable
and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue
mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a
mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not
only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable.
Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her
powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With
Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves
most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the
X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must
find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save
our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force
and rule the galaxy.”

And here’s the poster:

x-men dark phoenixFox

Aside from spin-offs that are loosely connected to the “X-Men”
universe, such as “Logan” and “Deadpool,” every movie in the
primary series has had “X-Men” in the title: “X-Men,” “X2: X-Men:
United,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “X-Men: First Class,” “X-Men:
Days of Future Past,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

It’s been unclear whether the movie would be called “X-Men: Dark
Phoenix” or not. This Entertainment
 story from last year referred to it as both with
and without the “X-Men” label, and the film is listed on IMDb as
“X-Men: Dark Phoenix.” But Fox’s official synopsis should put the
confusion to rest.

The title refers to a classic X-Men comic book story called “The
Dark Phoenix Saga.” Director Brett Ratner attempted to loosely
adapt the same story with “The Last Stand” in 2006 to
disappointing results.

“Dark Phoenix” has experienced a rocky production, as it was
pushed back from this November to February 14, 2019 and has
reportedly been going through extensive reshoots, according
to Montreal newspaper La Presse.

The film’s first trailer will debut Wednesday
night during “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

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