DARK PHOENIX: Release Date Pushed Back

A few short days ago a new poster and Trailer for Dark Phoenix was released, with a February 2nd release date.  But today they’ve announced that the X-Men film will be released on June 7th.  So, what happened?!  X-Men: Dark Phoenix was rumored to be having problems. But then that rumor was denied, and the promotional material was released with the February 2nd release date, as if everything was fine and dandy… And now this!  JUNE 7th!  What’s going on with you FOX? Did the 1st trailer underwhelm?  Because I know I wasn’t blown away by it. The trailer felt like a rehash of X-Men: The Last Stand, considered by most to be the weakest film in the franchise.  So why not turn this obvious faux pas into a learning experience?  If there is still tinkering to be done to Dark Phoenix, then do it before you commit to a release date. Otherwise you just look foolish.

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.