Next year, the popular X-Men story arc, "The Dark Phoenix Saga," will be getting a cinematic do-over in Dark Phoenix, 13 years after X-Men: The Last Stand's infamous take on the story. A new Brazilian poster may indicate the faithfulness to the source material, as well as the conflict of the film's plot.
First shown at the Brazil Comic-Con, the poster, drawn in the style of a retro comic book, complete with the old X-Men title logo, shows the young Jean Grey front and center, her hair floating about as energy bursts in the background, while a silhouette of the Phoenix logo adorns her torso and arms. Jean herself seems to have a look of fear on her face, almost as if she's afraid of what she may become with this new power.
Joining Jean are the disembodied heads of Professor X and Magneto, with the former to Jean's left and the latter to her right, evoking an angel and devil analogy with the characters. This may imply that, while Professor X wants to help Jean control her new found abilities, Magneto has more nefarious intentions for Jean and the Phoenix.
Though the film may take liberties with the story, the poster makes it clear that, unlike The Last Stand, Dark Phoenix will be more a faithful retelling of the popular story, albeit with some changes made for this version. If that's the case, the X-Men films may go out with a bang before the characters presumably join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Written and directed by franchise veteran Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. The film opens June 7, 2019.
(via Comic Book Movie)