Late last night, 20th Century Fox dropped the new official trailer for Dark Phoenix, the latest installment in the X-Men film series and likely the last to be released by Fox before they’re fully controlled by the Mighty Mouse.
The trailer for the film, which is directed by Simon Kinberg, shows quite a bit of footage (which you should avoid if you want nothing spoiled) of the dark descent that Jean Grey (played by Game Of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner) takes under the influence of the Phoenix. We get a glimpse of her battling her inner demons, going head to head with powerful X-Men such as Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), and meeting with the film’s still unnamed villain played by Jessica Chastain.
The film doesn’t hide its deck of cards, showing the death of Mystique, a pretty big deal, even if Lawrence hasn’t been shy about wanting her character to meet her end. There looks to be plenty of the expected big action setpieces and dramatic arcs with all of our favorite X-Men. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with Turner in the titular role and with the uncertain fate of the X-Men franchise entering the MCU.
We’ll find out soon, as Dark Phoenix will be released via 20th Century Fox on June 7. Enjoy the trailer below.