“I’ve seen evil. And I’m looking at it now.”
We still have five months to wait to see it, but Fox (er, Disney?) has finally given us our first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix. On The Late Late Show with James Corden, star Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) introduced the trailer, and it’s definitely worth the wait!
The best moments in the trailer
Young Jean Grey. We got our first look at Summer Fontana (The Originals) as a young Jean. There’s a car crash with her parents, most likely caused by her abilities. And we see her first interactions with Professor Xavier.
Smith. Jessica Chastain’s mysterious character has her first appearance, telling Jean, “You feel like you don’t belong here. You don’t.” The only details we know about her is that she’s very intelligent, and she’s going to try to manipulate Jean.
They’re going to space. The X-Men are using the team’s rocket and taking the fight away from Earth. And they’ll have to face the Phoenix’s full power up there. As far as we can see, Raven’s there, along with Scott, Kurt, and Peter.
Magneto’s back in full force. After everything that’s happened, you’d think Erik would’ve given up. But apparently he’s donning the helmet once more, to take on the job of stopping the Phoenix the hard way, something Charles is probably reluctant to do.
A glimpse of the Phoenix’s power. This is only the first trailer, so we don’t see too much of the action. But what we do see has got us excited for more. Jean Grey/The Phoenix’s generally believed to be the most powerful mutant, and her power wreaks havoc on all that’s around her. It looks like the government is going to get involved, and there’s also a funeral, though there’s no hint as to whose.
This fight’s going to cause some new issues with everyone. Scott wants to stay and help Jean, but Hank appears to leave Charles to align with Erik, and the Professor’s getting the full blame. Is it his fault, and can she even be saved?
We’ll find out on February 14, 2019, when X-Men: Dark Phoenix comes out in theaters.
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