The first promotional poster for Fox’s Dark Phoenix reveals the X-Men brand name is nowhere to be found.
Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with the film as the franchise takes another stab at the Dark Phoenix saga, the comic book storyline where Jean Grey struggled to control and succumbed to the Phoenix Force within.
Rumors that Fox has dropped X-Men from the film’s title have swirled since the logo was revealed back at CinemaCon. The first promotional poster revealed at the Licensing Show in Las Vegas suggests this is indeed the case, however, it has yet to be confirmed by the studio.
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In addition to directing, Kinberg is also producing the film with Hutch Parker and Lauren Schuler Donner. Kinberg himself has been involved with the franchise for just over a decade, having written the main installments of the ongoing film series since The Last Stand with the exception of X-Men: First Class. He has also produced Deadpool 2 and is producing The New Mutants.
The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Lamar Johnson, Sophie Turner, and Jessica Chastain.
Dark Phoenix hits theaters February 14, 2019.
The 10 Strongest Members Of The X-Men, Ranked
The X-Men have had a tricky few years. Due to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fact that 20th Century Fox Fox owns the film rights to everyone’s favorite mutants, they’ve been relegated to smaller stories. But now, as Disney aims to buy Fox and incorporate the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men are back.
After having multiple X-Men related books cancelled, the characters seem to be going through a renaissance. With books like X-Men Gold, X-Men Red and Old Man Logan coming out, it’s a good time to be a X-Men fan. The various teams are jam-packed full of powerful heroes with abilities that range from transformation to walking through walls. Of course, like on every team, some individuals are just stronger than their peers.
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