WARNING: SPOILERS FOR X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
Although X-Men: Dark Phoenix had its release date pushed back to February 2019, this does not mean that test screenings have not taken place. In fact, one user on Reddit who managed to see a screening of the film back in February has now made a post in the MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit listing multiple details surrounding the film’s plot. Furthermore, this user and their story were confirmed by moderators, meaning that there are less chances the post was fabricated.
In the post, the Redditor clarifies several key moments in the movie including the opening sequence and the origin of Jean Grey becoming the Phoenix. The first scene consists of a young Jean and her parents getting in a car crash, in which we find out that Jean’s powers are the cause behind it. While the mother is killed due to the accident, the father survives it, which leads to adult Jean leaving the mansion to find him. She will become the Phoenix later in the movie due to her being exposed to cosmic waves during an X-Men mission to rescue a group of astronauts.
In addition, it reveals the motivation behind the alien antagonists arriving in Earth, a major character death, and the climax. As Jean is exposed to the waves, she blasts a spaceship away and lands on an alien planet, to which its inhabitants view the wrecked ship as an act of war. It is also said that she will accidentally kill off Mystique at one point in the movie. For the climax, Beast will team up with Magneto and the aliens to fight against Jean while the X-Men attempt to get to her first and fight off the aliens. The full post can be seen below:
Based on the post, it seems that Dark Phoenix was not a favorable experience for the Redditor, with him finding it to be “so boring”. Considering this was gathered from a test screening, it is unlikely that all of these details will be present in the final product, and that the worst material could be improved in post-production. However, with the film being less than a year from its theatrical release, it is possible that certain plot points will remain in the final product.
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– Mark Tan
X-Men: Dark Phoenix releases in theaters on February 14, 2019.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Sophie Turner.