October 1st, 2018 | Updated on October 17th, 2018
The first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix has arrived, giving fans the first look at the fourth movie in Fox’s X-Men film franchise that launched in 2000.
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In this installment, the X-Men will have to deal with a villain in their own ranks: Jean Grey.
In the new trailer, we see a glimpse of Jean’s chaotic childhood trauma — a car crash that kills her parents. The trauma is part of a bigger narrative that paints Jean as capable of hurting her loved ones with her powers, and Jean’s struggle to keep that from happening.
The older Grey ends up on the island of Genosha to see Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who says later she came “looking for permission” not answers.
Grey starts to lose control soon after with two personalities fighting for control of her mind, and the X-Men are forced to battle one of their own.
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Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix adapts what is arguably the most essential X-Men story ever written: that of Jean and her relationship to the Phoenix, a powerful cosmic entity.
Dark Phoenix looks to be more in line with the X-Men comics than previous movies about Jean Grey.
For those of you who haven’t read it, the Dark Phoenix saga focuses on Jean Grey’s growing telekinetic powers, which eventually transform her personality and force her fellow X-Men to make a terrible choice.
It’s action-packed and emotional, and arguably the most famous story in the characters’ 50-year history.
This might well be the last X-Men picture under the auspices of Fox, thanks to the pending Fox/Disney merger.
Marvel has yet to detail its plans post-Avengers 4 for spoiler reasons and the X-Men would be a nice boost.
Dark Phoenix is out February 14, 2019.