year in review
Judging The Big Pop Culture Endings of 2019

While 2019 was filled with all sorts of content – television, movies, comic books, video games – that kept us busy, there were a lot of major franchises meant to wrap up some pretty epic stories this year. Did they all succeed in telling emotional tales that resonated with the fans who’ve been along with them for the long ride? Your mileage may vary; here’s what we think. Read More >>

Dark Phoenix Didn’t Understand Who the X-Men Are

All you have to do is take one look at the box office totals for Fox’s X-Men films to see that, even when the movies weren’t particularly good (see: The Last StandX-Men Origins: WolverineApocalypse), people were still clamouring to see them. So where did Dark Phoenix go wrong? Read More >>

The X-Men’s Quicksilver Speeds Into Space in This Surprisingly Cool Dark Phoenix Clip

Evan Peters’ Quicksilver in Fox’s most recent X-Men films has been one of the franchise’s most interesting characters, in part because of the innovative way filmmakers have taken to visualising his super speed. Dark Phoenix wouldn’t be a proper X-Men sendoff without the silver-haired speed demon, and in a new clip from the film, he gets his time to shine. Read More >>

This New Dark Phoenix Clip Seems Awfully Familiar

Curiously, Dark Phoenix appears to borrow a certain degree of aesthetic inspiration from Brett Ratner’s unfortunate X-Men: The Last Stand, a film that really only paid lip service to the classic Dark Phoenix saga. Fox now has a second chance to tell Jean Grey’s iconic story, but a new Dark Phoenix clip makes it seem as if the studio might have looked at The Last Stand and said “Eh, it wasn’t that bad. Let’s try doing some of that again.” Read More >>

In Dark Phoenix’s Final Trailer, Jean Grey is Singing Her Swansong

With Dark Phoenix, Fox’s years-long X-Men franchise is coming to an end and, judging from the film’s final trailer, the conclusion to Jean Grey’s story is going to be as devastating as it is long overdue. Read More >>

New Dark Phoenix Trailer Teases Jean Grey Becoming a God of Death and Rebith

One of the big things that Simon Kinberg’s upcoming Dark Phoenix instalment needs to get right in order to get out of X-Men: The Last Stand’s shadow is to make its take on Jean Grey’s turn to evil feel like a legitimately world-altering event. The story is, after all, one of the most important part of the X-Men’s history. Read More >>

Jean Grey Gets Some Familiar Threads in the New Dark Phoenix Poster

Honestly, bit of a weird flex for Fox to want to remind people of X3 in any way in the run up to this movie. Read More >>

All the Cosmic Clues and Mysteries We Saw in the New Dark Phoenix Trailer

The first Dark Phoenix trailer is here, and short and cryptic though it may be, it’s still chock-full of intriguing hints about what’s in store for the X-Men and their most formidable foe yet. Read More >>

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Sets Its Main Cast and Creative Team With One Big New Addition

All the rumours you’ve heard in the past few months are true. Fox has set Simon Kinberg to make his directorial debut with 2018's X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will return much of the cast from 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse—and possibly add an Oscar nominee too. Read More >>