New X-Men Dark Phoenix trailer turns Jean Grey into a forced killer

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We now have a new trailer for Dark Phoenix, the final X-Men movie from 20th Century Fox that retells the story of Jean Grey’s ascent to destructive, godlike power when she becomes a vessel for an alien force. You can watch the trailer below, but beware: it pretty explicitly spoils the death of at least one central character, unless this is the greatest bit of misdirection from a modern trailer yet.

Sophie turner plays the ever loved character of Jean Grey who rebels against Professor Xavier when she notices that he was trying to control her budding for near-unlimited psychic powers. After tragedy occurs the X-Men with the death of a team member – who many assume is Mystique only because she’s missing from most of the trailer’s later scenes, though Quicksilver is another possible victim – the X-Men start to fracture as some join forces with fan favourite Magneto Even Xavier and Magneto are seemingly helpless in the face of Jean’s powers, as she demonstrates by crushing Magneto’s helmet around his head. But Jean isn’t in control either, judging by the trailer’s tearful opening scene as she lashes out with fatal moments after Mystique attempts to calm her down.

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Prior to the trailer premiere, Jessica Chastain – who plays the yet-unnamed secret villain in the film who recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk about her role “I play this character from another world, and I come to Earth because Jean Grey has a power that I want to harness for my own uses,” Chastain explained. She also dropped a bombshell: “I get to beat up a lot of X-Men in the movie… maybe kill some?” In the trailer, Chastain’s character persuades Jean into accepting the darkness, telling her “You’re special, and if you stop fighting that force inside you, you will possess the very power of a god.” I mean a little farfetched but, its X- Men, we get it.

Dark Phoenix, is one of the most anticipated upcoming movies at least for me, and hits theatres on June 6, bringing an end to Fox’s series of X-Men movies before the rights officially transfer over to Marvel owner Disney. Many of us are in tears on the fact that the X Men series is coming to an end but it’s finally time to put the story to rest and bring closure to all our favourite characters. Do check the trailer below, it’s for sure to give you the goose bumps.