And that might kick ass, but if a random horror lover stumbled across this trailer, they'd have to think this is the worst title for a slasher movie ever. "I get that they're mutants, but is it scarier that they're new?" This was set to be released in April, but has now been pushed to 2019. So, fittingly for the theme of this year's superhero films, 2018 starts with a mysterious hole where a group of mutants used to be.
So the next X-Outing will be Dark Phoenix, which is a remake of the plotline from The Last Stand, 2006's X-Men offering. Remember that one? It had Kelsey Grammer as Beast and was mostly notable for including the "I'm the Juggernaut, b***h!" meme?
Dark Phoenix takes a second shot at the same general "Jean Grey goes bananas" storyline. And it's being written and directed by Simon Kinberg, the guy who wrote the first shot. I don't know if the moral here is "Everyone deserves a second chance" or "If you make an X-Men movie once, eventually the bell of doom will toll for you again."
On a side note, if you want a small yet very revealing example of how much the superhero genre has improved overall since 2006, keep in mind that back then, someone said, "Who should we get to play Beast, the troubled, poetic genius who has super strength and super agility?" and some f****n' dude replied with, "Well, have you ever seen Frasier?"
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