Disney’s merger with 20th Century Fox is getting closer and closer, and superhero fans have been wondering about the future where the MCU and X-Men universes both live under one roof.
The first step towards the union of Avengers and mutants may be underway, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be the first Fox-Marvel movie to be released by Disney. Dark Phoenix was recently delayed from February to June, a date – as the report observes – that won’t clash with any upcoming Disney releases.
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN 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 spiraling 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.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released on June 7, 2019.
Check in our gallery some pictures of James on set while re-shooting his scenes last month, plus screen captures from the trailer.