New X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Poster Points To A Big Change To The Movie's Title

New X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Poster Points To A Big Change To The Movie's Title

It seems as if Fox is planning on making a rather significant change to X-Men: Dark Phoenix based on this new poster which has been spotted at the Licensing Show in Las Vegas. Check it out after the jump!

With a new release date in 2019, Fox is clearly holding off on promoting X-Men: Dark Phoenix but a very early promotional poster has been spotted at the Licensing Show in Las Vegas which points to the movie getting a slightly different title. As you can see below, the studio has - for the first time ever - dropped the "X-Men" part of the movie's name and is referring to it simply as Dark PhoeniX.

Given how close this movie will be coming out to when the Disney/Fox merger becomes a done deal, there's a very good chance that this has been done deliberately because Marvel Studios will be rebooting the franchise within a year or two of this one 
hitting theaters. Yes, everyone will know this is an X-Men movie but changing the title will go a long way in separating it from the inevitable reboot. 

Other than X2, no X-Men movie has ditched the team's name from the title and even that was promoted as X2: X-Men United. What do you guys think of this change and the remarkably bland poster? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.

UPDATE: As some of you have pointed out, this altered title was previously used at CinemaCon but this is the first time we're seeing the poster and the whole Dark PhoeniX thing (emphasis on the "X") is definitely new! Here's hoping this change pans out a little better than 2015's Fant4stic Four, eh? 

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