X-Men Dark Phoenix trailer: Sophie Turner's Jean Grey turns evil in new look at upcoming film

Simon Kinberg's upcoming X-Men instalment looks to be darker than other X-Men films

Jack Shepherd,Clarisse Loughrey
Thursday 28 February 2019 09:04
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - trailer

The latest trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been unveiled, showing Sophie Turner's Jean Grey unleashing her power on Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique.

Other actors to appear in the trailer include Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, and Tye Sheridan.

A follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest in the franchise has become the subject of intense speculation after its release date was pushed back, moving from 2 November 2018 to 14 February 2019 and then to the 7 June.

Though the classic 1980s Dark Phoenix storyline of the comics has already been adapted once before, in 2006's largely maligned X-Men: The Last Stand, this new attempt promises to be more faithful to the original arc.

Set ten years after Apocalypse, in 1992, the X-Men are now national heroes. However, during a rescue mission in space, one of their team, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force.

Upon returning home, the X-Men discover that not only does this force make Jean infinitely more powerful, it also makes her far more unstable. As she starts to spiral out of control, the very fabric that holds the X-Men together will be put to the test, as a mysterious shapeshifter (Jessica Chastain) starts to take an interest in Jean's powers.

Simon Kinberg – who has produced every X-Men affiliated film since First Class and co-wrote The Last Stand, First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse – will make his directorial debut.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is released in UK cinemas 7 June 2019.

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