It has been most famously adapted by the 1990s X-Men animated series, as well as the abysmal 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. Now, filmmakers will try their hand yet again with Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. Building on what was teased at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix will be the latest cinematic attempt to do justice to the seminal story. But why does this story stand the test of time? Why do we feel compelled to tell it and retell it? Are we sure it isn’t just euphemism for an Arizona city’s goth phase? Today on The Dan Cave, I’ll take you on a deep dive into the X-Men’s comic book history as we plumb the truly bonkers depths of “The Dark Phoenix Saga.”
Dark Phoenix hits theaters on November 2, 2o18.
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter and ask him about all things TV (@Osteoferocious).