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The First Trailer For ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has Dropped

Good news for X-Men fans - on top of the fact that we've had the news that the franchise could pass over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe if the proposed merger between Fox and Disney goes through, there's also a new trailer to get stuck into.

The First Trailer For ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has Dropped

Last night during The Late Late Show With James Corden, viewers were treated to a first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The epic trailer gives us just a small idea of what to expect from one of the most intriguing stories in the X-Men saga.

Obviously, Sophie Turner's Jean Grey is the focal point, as is her descent into the malevolent cosmic force that is Phoenix.

There are other favourites returning too - James McEvoy's Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique... basically, the old gang from X-Men: Apocalypse is back.

The film has been directed by Simon Kinsberg, who knows the franchise, having helped in the writing of X-Men: The Last Stand.

This time he's running the show and he told The Hollywood Reporter that he's got it exactly to where he wants it.

He said: "[The film] was so clear in my head, emotionally and visually, that it would have killed me to hand this to somebody else to direct,

"I co-wrote X-Men 3, the 'Dark Phoenix' story, which is probably the most sacred of the X-Men storylines in the comics.

"Fanboys and girls did not love the movie [X-Men: The Last Stand]. When I wrote X-Men: Days of Future Past years later - it was a time travel story - I thought, 'Well, here's an opportunity to rewrite this mistake - bring Jean Grey back to life.' I got to go back and essentially erase a $200 million movie."

Credit: 20th Century Fox

The film won't be out until next February, but until then the trailer is more than enough to get you excited.

It's certainly a dramatic turn from the Phoenix character we saw in The Last Stand and Bryan Singer's X2. They saw Phoenix as more of an alter-ego for Jean Grey rather than an unstoppable cosmic force. This film intends to set that right.

Surely that will please X-Men fanatics worldwide.

Also returning for this latest installment will be Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain, and Alexandra Shipp.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be out in cinemas on 14 February 2019, so you can decide for yourself.