Dark Phoenix trailer: Sophie Turner’s Jean is battling her own demons

Tanya Cunningham
September 27, 2018

That's how many X-Men films will have been released to the masses by the time the newest grim adventure arrives next year. The first one was in the widely-panned third instalment of the first trilogy of X-Men films (X-Men: The Last Stand), and, well, we'll let that speak for itself.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters February 14, 2019.

After unveiling a teaser poster yesterday, 20th Century Fox has now released the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which sees the X-Men forced into battling one of their own as Sophie Turner's Jean Grey finds herself consumed by the Phoenix Force. Along with the usual Charles/Professor X (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Hank/Beast (Nicolas Hoult), and Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious alien portrayed by Jessica Chastain acts as one of the many players fighting to control Jean Grey and her enhanced power.

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Dark Phoenix Trailer: The X-Men's Latest Nemesis Is Within Their Own Ranks

I'll put a slight spoiler warning here because, while I have no knowledge of what happens in the film, these Dark Phoenix images appear to make a suggestion about a major plot point.

The new film, though, looks promising. The 2-minute trailer features Sophie Turner who plays the villain character Jean Grey and a bit of the chaotic childhood that turned her into a mutant. (Although director Simon Kinberg has said that those elements will be introduced.) What does appear to be intact is, of course, the focus on Jean Grey tapping into incredible and risky powers, and the X-Men struggling to deal with a clash with one of their closest friends. Now Jean is free to help rebuild the X-Men school, while honing her powers under the tutelage of Xavier, Beast, and Mystique.

Fox is taking their second shot at bringing the Dark Phoenix character to life, and this time, it looks like they got it right. "There's such a revolution in superhero movies".


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