Dark Phoenix trailer: X-men to deal with a formidable foe in their own ranks

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Fox has released the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the fourth movie in Fox’s rebooted X-Men franchise.

In this installment, the X-Men will have to deal with a villain in their own ranks: Jean Grey (played by Game of Throne’s Sansa Stark Sophie Turner in the upcoming film as well as its predecessor, Apocalypse).

Dark Phoenix tells Jean and her relationship to the Phoenix, a powerful cosmic entity.

The latest installment is in line with the original story in the X-Men comics, which was told in Uncanny X-Men’s late-’70s Phoenix Saga arc and 1980 Dark Phoenix Saga arc. The titular Phoenix bonded itself with Jean, giving her immense power as well as the ability to cause immense destruction. Ultimately, the story concluded with the death and sacrifice of Jean.

Check out the official trailer here:

 

Check out the official synopsis of the “The Dark Phoenix Saga”:

In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain.

The film is all set to hit theaters on February 14, 2019. Meanwhile, Marvel’s mightiest superhero Captain Marvel is also scheduled to release on March 8, 2019.