Dark Phoenix (also known as X-Men: Dark Phoenix) is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics X-Men characters, produced by 20th Century Fox and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the twelfth installment of the X-Men film series, and the sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg (in his feature directorial debut) and stars an ensemble cast featuring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, and Jessica Chastain. In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men are forced to face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission in space goes wrong.
After X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) erased the events of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) from the series’ timeline, Kinberg expressed interest in a new adaptation of Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s “The Dark Phoenix Saga” in a future film that would be more faithful than his previous attempt with The Last Stand, which was not well received. The new adaptation was confirmed as a follow-up to Apocalypse in 2016. Kinberg signed on to make his directorial debut in June 2017, when the majority of the cast was set to return from Apocalypse. Filming began later that month in Montreal and was completed in October 2017; the entire third act was later reshot in late 2018 following poor test screenings. The film was dedicated to the memory of X-Men co-creator Stan Lee, who died in 2018. Dark Phoenix was theatrically released in the United States on June 7, 2019. It grossed $252 million worldwide on a $200-million budget and became the lowest-grossing installment in the series. It received generally unfavorable reviews from critics with opinions being various, many felt that the emotional core of the film held intrigue but lost focus of it by the action-driven third act, in contrast, many were not intrigued until the third act action sequence, and some viewed it as a disappointing and anticlimactic conclusion to the Fox X-Men series, though the performances of the cast and Hans Zimmer’s score were praised. It is the worst-reviewed X-Men installment per Rotten Tomatoes, with a 23% approval rating.
In 1975, eight-year-old Jean Gray and her folks get into a fender bender, that leaves her as the sole survivor. In a matter of seconds a short time later, Professor Charles Xavier takes her to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
In 1992, nine years after the overall pulverization brought about by En Sabah Nur, the X-Men are viewed as saints by general society. The President brings them for help during an emergency and reacts to a misery signal from the space transport Endeavor, which is basically harmed by sunlight based flare-like vitality during the STS-49 mission. While the X-Men spare the majority of the space travelers, Jean is stranded and is struck by the vitality which she assimilates into her body to spare the X-Men’s airship from obliteration. Jean endures the occasion and her mystic forces are extraordinarily enhanced thus, yet they become wild and she inadvertently releases her capacity on the freaks celebrating at Xavier’s school.
It is uncovered that Xavier had set mental dividers in Jean’s brain as a young lady to shield her clairvoyant personality from encountering an injury. These psychological dividers are demolished by Jean’s improved power and the injury gradually returns, bringing about her being brimming with want, anger, and agony. She at that point goes to her youth main residence in the wake of finding that her dad is as yet alive and discovered that he surrendered her. Jean recoups her total memory of the fender bender and recalls that she had coincidentally caused it rendering her mom oblivious in the driver’s seat with her clairvoyance, which makes her create post-horrible pressure issue. The X-Men arrive and endeavor to take Jean home however she harms Peter Maximoff and coincidentally executes Raven Darkhölme before taking off.
Jean goes to the freak outcast island of Genosha to look for help from Erik Lehnsherr in controlling her fierceness, however, is dismissed by Erik after she participates in battle with U.S. military powers entrusted with her capture. Jean meets Vuk, the pioneer of a shape-moving outsider race known as the D’Bari, who discloses to her that she has been controlled by a power of enormous power which cleared out the D’Bari home planet years prior. The power had expended each one of those it ran over until it was attracted to Jean. In the meantime, Hank McCoy, infuriated by Raven’s demise, aligns with Erik and the freak exiles trying to kill Jean in New York City.
After learning of Erik’s arrangement, the X-Men attempt to stop him and his group of freaks. As they fight, Erik figures out how to enter the structure and go up against Jean, yet his capacity is killed by her colossally enhanced capacities, and he is then thumped out by her supernatural assault. Xavier at that point enters the structure with Nightcrawler. Jean assaults them until Xavier persuades her to peruse his recollections—enabling her character to reemerge. Feeling sorry, Jean offers to let Vuk take the power from her; in any case, it is uncovered that doing as such would murder Jean. Xavier and Scott can avoid Vuk from completely engrossing the power from Jean, however, Jean loses cognizance from the experience. Troops sent by the U.S. government, who use daze weapons and power-impairing collars, assault and quell both freak groups, who are set on a train headed towards a regulation office.
On the train, a repentant Xavier admits to an angry Hank that the last was right in his prior allegations of disregarding Jean’s brain and deceiving her. The train is assaulted by Vuk and her D’Bari powers. At the point when the warriors are overwhelmed by the shape-shifters, the freaks are liberated from their limitations to battle the risk. The freaks manage a large portion of the D’Bari assailants, however, Vuk arrives and sets out toward Jean, vanquishing every freak who endeavors to stop her. Xavier deliberates with Jean inside his brain, enabling Jean to deal with her capacity. In the wake of excusing Xavier, Jean spares the freaks from Vuk’s assaults and the resulting train wreck before continuing to effortlessly crumble the remaining D’Bari when they assault her. Vuk by and by endeavors to deplete Jean of the power, however, Jean takes Vuk into space, retakes the power that Vuk had gotten before, and after that murders her. Jean at that point vanishes in a burst of vitality as a phoenix.
In the fallout of the episode, Xavier’s school is renamed the “Jean Gray School for Gifted Youngsters”, and Hank turns into their new dignitary with Xavier having resigned following quite a while of battling for freak rights. While settling himself in Paris, Xavier is brought together with Erik and reluctantly consents to play a round of chess with him. As they begin playing, a flaming phoenix shows up in the sky.