X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer tears the mutants apart

Jean loses control and nobody cares that Charles is sorry in the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

It’s been a long wait but the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix has arrived, and it looks like the cast’s hype about an intense psychological drama were not being too misleading…

“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 spiralling 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.”

There’s also a new poster:

The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jessica Chastain, and long-time X-Men veteran Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut.

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