WARNING: If it wasn't already clear from the headline, this post contains X-Men: Dark Phoenix spoilers.
So you've been warned! Proceed with extreme caution!
Earlier today, an anonymous Reddit user - who has since deleted their account - has shared what could be the plot for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, with one of the site's moderators backing the Reddit user as a legit source. The leaker has his information from an early test screening for the unfinished 20th Century Fox film. Dark Phoenix is currently slated to hit theaters February 2019.
Their bullet point summary was a follows:
“X-Men are like Avengers status at the beginning of the film (which feels really unearned) – astronauts at risk of dying in space (literally the atmosphere not space) due to some cosmic waves.
“X-Men save them but Jean gets hit by waves. They return and she starts freaking out about her powers.
“The movie begins with young Jean getting in a car crash with her two parents. At
this point after the rescue we find out that her powers were responsible and she feels guilty for killing her mother. We find out that her dad is still alive though so she escapes the mansion all emotional to go find him.
“When Jean got hit by the cosmic rays she sent the spaceship flying into space and somehow it f***ing lands on an alien planet. The aliens look at the wreckage and go ‘f*** it this means war. Let's go get the Phoenix force’.That's literally their whole motivation.”
They continued: “Jean finds her dad and she gets pissed that Charles lied to her about her parents being dead. But Charles lied because her dad didn't want her anymore. When she finally realises all of this she almost kills her dad but the X–men come to save her. She is really edgy at this point.
“She kills Mystique by accident. Beast gets all mad because he loved her. Beast goes to find Magneto for help to defeat Jean. Charles takes the rest of the team to get to Jean before the aliens and Beast/Magneto can.”
“Movie is so boring I'm sorry if this isn't the best description but the movie ends with a CGI battle and it’s not very exciting because the aliens look boring and have generic levitation powers (they do shape shift into humans but they LOOK NOTHING LIKE SKRULLS AND THE WORD SKRULL IS NEVER SAID).
“There is an alien invasion and Jean flies into space and gives up all her powers to destroy the fleet. The End.”
Okay, so first off this leak is probably a little off. As we've been told by our sources and even by the actors in the film, that Dark Phoenix is more of a dark drama than an "Avengers" style superhero action film. So we're a little skeptical of this description. So take all of this per usual with a big grain of salt.
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