Jean Grey is back. Again.
Image: Sony Pictures

Time is a flat circle, and the Phoenix Force never dies.

Dark Phoenix is set on tackling the classic X-Men storyline that sees Jean Grey merge with the Phoenix Force, but it won’t be the first time that story has appeared on screen. It also appeared in the much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand, which was, just a coincidence, written by Simon Kinberg, who is directing Dark Phoenix. Rising from the ashes and all that, right?

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Well, as the fans at Marvel News Desk demonstrate, the connections are pretty deep, and the recent trailer can be swapped out for Last Stand footage pretty comfortable. That’s not a problem, exactly, but it’s just slightly unnerving.

I guess returning unbidden is sort of the Phoenix Force’s whole thing, though.

Dark Phoenix hits theaters June 7, 2019.

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