Dark Phoenix Movie Review, Cast, Plot and Trailer


Dark Phoenix (also known as X-Men: Dark Phoenix) is a 2019 American superhero movie based on the ‘Marvel Comics X-Men’ characters and is a sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, its final and seventh mainline installment in X-Men movie series and the twelfth installment overall. This movie is directed and written by Simon Kinberg. In this amazing movie, the X-Men are forced to face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission in space goes wrong. Dark Phoenix was released on the 4th of June, 2019.

Dark PhoenixDark Phoenix Movie Cast

  • James McAvoy as Charles Xavier X
    He is a mutant pacifist, he is the founder of Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters. Most of the characters in this movie turned against Xavier as some of his decisions regarding Jean Grey’s abilities are revealed. 
  • Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
    Magneto is Quicksilver’s father and also a powerful mutant who can control magnetic fields and manipulate metal, Magneto is Xavier’s former best friend and often rival. He formed a community of mutant refugees on the island of Genosha.
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique
    Raven is a shape-shifting mutant and Xavier’s adopted sister.
  • Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast
    He is a mutant with a beastly appearance and superhuman physical abilities. Also, he is a teacher at Xavier’s School and leads the younger X-Men. He has feelings for Mystique.
  • Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/Phoenix
    She is an extremely powerful mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers and is one of Xavier’s most prized students.
  • Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops
    He is a mutant who fires concussive optic beams. 
  • Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm
    She is an African mutant who can control the weather.
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler
    He is a German mutant who can teleport.
  • Evans Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver
    Quicksilver is Magneto’s mutant son who can move at superhuman speed.
  • Jessica Chastain as Vuk
    She is the leader of a shape-shifting alien race known as the “D’Bari” who manipulates the Phoenix.

Dark Phoenix Movie Plot

In 1975, Jean Grey and her parents were involved in a car accident that killed her mother. Shortly after the incident, Professor Charles Xavier took Grey to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters because her father was afraid of her.

In 1992, the X-Men responded to a distress signal from the space shuttle Endeavour, which is damaged by solar flare-like energy during the ‘STS-49’ mission. While they save the astronauts, Jean is left aground and struck by the energy which she absorbs into her body to save her team’s aircraft from destruction.


Jean survived the event, but her psychic powers are greatly amplified as a result of the incident, but they became uncontrollable. Jean accidentally unleashed her power on mutants celebrating the victory at Xavier’s school. Xavier placed mental walls in Jean’s mind like a girl to protect her psychic mind from experiencing trauma; which was destroyed by Jean’s enhanced power, and the trauma slowly returns, making her full of rage and pain. Furthermore, Jean traveled to her childhood hometown after she found out that her father is still alive and learned that he abandoned her.


Jean recovered her complete memory of the car accident and that she had unintentionally caused. It rendering her mother unconscious at the wheel with her telepathy, which made her develop ‘post-traumatic stress disorder‘. So, X-Men arrived and attempted to take Jean home, but she injured Peter Maximoff and accidentally killed Raven Darkholme before she escaped.

Finally, Jean traveled to the mutant refugee island of ‘Genosha’ to seek assistance from Erik Lehnsherr to control her rage.


But she is turned away by him after she engaged in combat with U.S. military forces tasked with her arrest. Jean met Vuk, the leader of a shape-shifting alien race known as the D’Bari. He explained to her that she has been possessed by a force of cosmic power that wiped out the D’Bari home planet. The power had consumed those it came across until it got to Jean.


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