The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
The 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 spiralling 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.
It’s interesting that they used ‘The End’ by The Doors to not only give the tone of what the film could be, but the fact that it could be one of the last X-Men films (besides New Mutants which I hope will eventually come out) before this Disney/Fox merger is completed. It also surprisingly enough doesn’t feel like it’s giving much away and definitely feels more lowkey than the previous spectacles of Days of Future Past and especially Apocalypse, though they probably took the feedback from the latter into consideration. I’m hoping that the X-Men/Fox franchise goes out with a bang.
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 is scheduled for cinematic release on the 14th February 2019.