If you are wondering who Jean Grey is or what the Phoenix Force is then keep reading as we take you through everything you need to know.
In less than 5 months we will have the release of the next X-Men movie (February 2019) called Dark Phoenix. The time after the disaster that was called Apocalypse (our favorite X-Men villain of all time) could not have passed sooner as we will try and forget that movie forever.
The film is set in 1992 and a decade after Apocalypse. Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) starts sending the team on more dangerous missions, including one to space that ends with Grey going to some very dark places.” Other photos previously released include our first look at Jessica Chastain as the villain Shi’ar Empress Lilandra Neramani. The character is described in the report as an “otherworldly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda” and it’s also revealed that she’s “quiet but brutal.”
Some behind the scenes photos were released earlier which doesn’t really show anything but everyone seems to like them, so here they are.
More importantly (and the reason for this post) let’s look at the Dark Phoenix and who/wat she is. Buckle up: Who is Jean Grey – Dark Phoenix movie coming 2019
1.What is the Dark Phoenix series/movie about?
The movie is based on the “The Dark Phoenix Saga” comic book series. Ann extended X-Men story-line focusing on Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force. There’s two sections in this saga: The “Phoenix Saga” were Grey’s seeming assumption of the Phoenix power and the repair of the M’Kraan Crystal, and secondly the “Dark Phoenix Saga” referring to her corruption and fall. It is one of the most well-known and heavily referenced stories in mainstream American superhero comics, and widely considered a classic.
2.Who is the Dark Phoenix?
Dark Phoenix was a human named Jean Grey. The Phoenix Force’s fall from grace – a state wherein it became corrupted by power. The Phoenix entity became too strong to control, for the merely human aspects it had acquired from Jean, but the other X-Men had no way to know what was happening and little chance of preventing a tragedy. Professor X helped Jean establish “psychic circuit breakers” in her mind, but they became less and less effective.
3.What is the Phoenix Force?
The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born. The Phoenix Force is an immortal, indestructible, and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life. Born of the void between states of being, the Phoenix Force is a child of the universe. It is the nexus of all psionic energy which does, has, and ever will exist in all realities of the Omniverse, the Guardian of Creation, and a de-facto guardian of the M’Kraan Crystal. The Phoenix is among the most feared beings in the entire universe – having the power to cut and regrow any part of the universe, as well as destroy it entirely, which is part of the Phoenix’s purpose: “The Judgement of the Phoenix”: to burn away what doesn’t work
4.Powers and Abilities of the phoenix force
Nigh Omnipotence: The Phoenix Force is practically omnipotent, but is limited in undetermined and undefined ways as seems to suit its current mission/purpose
Future Life-Force Tap: The Phoenix Force can tap into the energy provided by life-force reserved for future generations, thus denying them existence. The Phoenix Force possesses limitless cosmic energy. With or without a host, it is one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe, capable of existing in any plane, time-line or dimensional existence.
Concussive Force Blasts: It can wield this energy to project beams of immense concussive force powerful enough to destroy whole planetary bodies.
Quantum Singularity: It can transmigrate throughout time and space by folding its energy back into itself, causing it to collapse akin to a black hole. It then reforms itself upon reaching its destination, much like the Phoenix of ancient myths.
Energy Absorption: It can directly absorb, manipulate, and fully control any type of energy such as Cyclops’ ruby-red-colored optic blasts or the entire energy of a star, black hole, or even a whole galaxy. Jean, as the “One-True Phoenix”, was shown to be able to activate and deactivate the mutations of other’s with just the use of her psychic abilities.
Life-Force Control: The Phoenix Force can control and manipulate life and death itself, as such, it can take the “life energy” from something, rendering it “dead” or vice versa.
Psionic Nexus: As the nexus or center of all psionic energy throughout the cosmos, the host attains nigh-infinitely powerful mental abilities, including telepathy, empathy, and telekinesis, and often seeks out hosts who have psionic abilities (i.e. Nate Grey, Jean Grey-Summers, The White Queen, The Cuckoos).
Matter Transmutation: It can manipulate and transmute matter on a sub-atomic level (e.g., turning wood to gold, stone to crystal, cause physical bodies to disintegrate by altering their molecular structure, etc).
Cosmic Teleportation: It can teleport others across vast distances such as another planet or galaxy, and the vast vacuum of space itself or even an entire timeline all-together.
Disintegration Waves: It can consume and remove a near infinite amount of molecules per second.
Resurrection Force: It can resurrect anyone it wishes with its near infinite powers, as it is the embodiment of life and death itself. It could also bring itself back as well as its host (it has done this many times over in the form of Jean).
Immortality: The Phoenix Force is immortal and indestructible. It can’t die or be destroyed. After its “death” in Avengers vs. X-Men, it was said to be destroyed, but, as it has happened many times, the entity never truly died. It forms itself in a cosmic egg in the White Hot Room and stays in there until it is ready to come out. Some hosts get true immortality, but other get it from never aging or needing food, water, and oxygen to breath and, if they were killed, the Phoenix Force would bring him or her back to life.
Cosmic Pyrokinesis: It can create ‘cosmic’ flames under any conditions even the impossible ones such as vacuum space or underwater. These flames do not require oxygen to burn, and burn so intensely that matter is consumed without by-products such as ash.
Temporal Manipulation: The Phoenix Force can manipulate the past, present, and future across large temporal distances and with a profound knowledge of the causal effect her actions will have. It may be the case that time as a concept doesn’t apply to the White Hot Room. it has only been shown when Jean Grey as the White Phoenix of The Crown held her universe in the palm of her hands, possessing the infinite power to write what she would as the “One True Phoenix” in any timeline, using to save her timeline from becoming a horrible future, altering the memories of everyone in reality itself in the process.
Atmokinesis: The Phoenix Force is capable of manipulating and creating cosmic weather . It can create cosmic storms, solar flares, geomagnetic storms, cosmic rays , coronal mass ejection and black holes.
Its immeasurable cosmic powers and abilities appear to be at their strongest and most powerful when bonded to Jean Grey (“the One-True Phoenix” who is completely compatible with the entity, possessing incredibly strong and powerful levels of telepathic, empathic, and telekinetic godhood status abilities, complete control and manipulation over the realms of matter, energy, space, time, existence and thought), as the two have a strange, profound connection to each other (Jean is the closest thing the Force has to physical form). It has yet to explain how Jean is “the true phoenix” and why.
Like Jean Grey-Summers, the Phoenix used telepathy and telekinesis, but at a much, much greater near-limitless power levels (unlimited as White Phoenix). She was able to rearrange the molecular structure of matter and fly at high hyper-sonic speeds while inside a planetary body. Using the Phoenix Force, she could travel through hyperspace and destroy Shi’ar battle cruisers with little effort.