Dark Phoenix Ending Explained: Leaves us wondering what happened to Jean Gray.
Marvel Comics X-Men characters appear in Dark Phoenix (later known as X-Men: Dark Phoenix), a 2019 American superhero film. As the thirteenth film in the series, it follows on from 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the seventh film in the X-Men franchise and it’s twelfth overall.
It stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, and Jessica Chastain, and was written, co-produced, and directed by Simon Kinberg (in his feature directorial debut).
A cosmic force amplifies Jean Grey’s psychic skills, causing her to transform into the Phoenix. This is the origin story of the Phoenix as told in Dark Phoenix. As Jean’s repressed childhood trauma is slowly brought to the surface, the story follows her as she spirals out of control, endangering the people she cares about.
The movie Dark Phoenix, which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, opened in theatres on June 7th. The New Mutants (2020), which was released in theatres during the COVID-19 pandemic, was the lowest-grossing X-Men film and the lowest-grossing main series entry.
After marketing and distribution costs of $133 million, the picture lost an estimated $252 million globally, making it one of the largest box office flops of all time and a critical failure.
What Happened at The End of X-Men: Dark Phoenix?
Her heroic actions save the NASA astronauts and her X-Men companions before the devastating cosmic energy collides with her.
Nightcrawler rescues Jean and carries her back to the X-Jet, where she wakes up completely unscathed from the attack.
After first seeming healthy, Jean’s body begins to overheat and she loses control of her enormous telekinetic powers.
This is the first time she has been able to break through Xavier’s telepathic defenses and learn the truth about the automobile accident that killed her mother and that her father isn’t dead as she had been made to believe.
In the aftermath of her breakup with the X-Men, Jean goes on the rampage, attacking anybody who stands in her way.
As the credits roll, we see Jean, now in full Phoenix form, wreaking havoc in the world as if she had just died. When Charles steps down from his position as Dean of the Institute, the mutants look forward to a more hopeful, new beginning. As a blazing phoenix soars across the sky over Paris, Erik and Charles gather for one final game of chess.
Cast of Dark Phoenix
Is that not enough? James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will all reprise their roles from X-Men: First Class!
In X-Men: Apocalypse, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey/Phoenix is expected to play a prominent part among the “young mutants” presented. Additionally, Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexa Shipp), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) also return. Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, is also returning to the series.
The film’s major villain, formerly thought to be Lilandra, the Empress of the Shi’Ar Empire, has been cast as Jessica Chastain. It’s evident that Chastain has been cast in a role that at least seems to be a combination of numerous comic book characters developed by Kinberg, including possibly Lilandra.
since she is a shape-shifting alien, we can anticipate her to have cosmic plans for Jean Grey’s Phoenix, which is also not unlike Lilandra in the books. I just thought I’d mention it