Dark Phoenix, the latest installment of X-Men — and the first film of a new trilogy — hits theaters February 14, 2019.
We can expect to see some of the Marvel regulars, like James McAvoy who returns as Professor Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.
But in the just released trailer, the focus is on Jean Grey and her backstory. Portrayed here by Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), in morphed form Grey goes by Dark Phoenix.
We see a flashback of Grey as a small child asking Professor X, “Do you think you can fix me?” He corrects her: “Jean, you are not broken.”
But, something is up. He knows the extent of her powers, and what she’s capable of… it’s not all good. Speeding forward to the present, Xavier tells Mystique that he “protected” her by withholding information, but his right hand gal thinks there’s another word for hiding the truth… possibly, lying?
Grey’s parents were killed in a car accident when she was a girl, with her in the back seat, and the new trailer reveals what caused the fatal crash:
Now grown, Grey is looking for answers. Professor X makes an observation, “She’s changing.” But, into what?
Magneto, who leans toward the dark side, calls her out: “You’re not looking for answers. You came here looking for permission.”
Again, for what!? It appears Magneto is grooming her, giving her validation to use her powers for self-serving purposes.
In the trailer, we can see the glint in her eye. It’s not clear what’s on her mind, but whatever it is, it’s not good. This mutant is pissed off, and she has a vendetta. Magneto recognizes the wrathful stare, and tells Grey, “I’ve seen evil. And I’m looking at it now.”
You can’t really get more straightforward than that. She’s gotten the permission she needs from Magneto and now she can move forward.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will premiere next year on February 14.
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