2019 is looking to be a big year of superhero movies with highly anticipated releases like Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman 1984, and Avengers 4 all coming down the pipeline. With such big movies on the horizon, it's easy to forget about X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The fourth film in the somewhat-rebooted X-Men series has suffered some setbacks and even though the movie is due to be released in February, no trailer has been released yet. That's likely to change sooner rather than later, but Fox is leaving us all to twiddle our thumbs and wonder what's in store.
Originally scheduled to hit theaters this November, Dark Phoenix was delayed for reshoots, which quickly caused rumors to fly that not all was well in Mutant Land. Production has stated that the reshoots are fairly typical and only delayed the film due to having to work around the schedules of busy A-Lists actors. Whatever, the case not much is known about the movie, so a trailer will go a long way in either easing fans' minds... or confirming fears. Given the iconic status of the storyline the movie is adapting, there's plenty a trailer can do to win us over, and these are 6 things we'd love to see.
The X-Men movies have kept things relatively grounded, but you can't have a sentient, all-powerful, cosmic energy being in the shape of a bird without having your head in the clouds. The Dark Phoenix storyline is largely set in the cosmos, with the emergence of the Phoenix Force causing the X-Men to be pulled into an intergalactic conflict. The X-Men have lots of adventures in space, but introducing the concept to the films would be a good way to shake the franchise up and give it some new energy. Plus, going cosmic has paid off big time for the MCU, so I wouldn't be surprised to see some teases in the trailer that the X-Men are heading for the stars.
Clues About Jessica Chastain's Role
Jessica Chastain is in X-Men: Dark Phoenix but very little is known about her role. It was originally rumored that she would be playing Liliandra, queen of the Shi'ar, an alien race that plays a big part in the Dark Phoenix conflict and other cosmic stories. However, that is apparently not the case, and Chastain could be playing an unnamed shape-shifter, which doesn't ring any bells regarding the comic book story. A trailer can hopefully shed some light on who the character is, and what she is after.