Fox has released a final trailer for the upcoming Dark Phoenix film. The teaser for what is likely the final installment of Fox’s X-Men franchise features Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey absorbing and being corrupted by the cosmic Phoenix Force. Check it out:
There’s not a ton of new footage in this trailer compared to previous offerings, though we do get an extended look at both the space mission that turns Jean into Phoenix and the relationship/influence that Jessica Chastain’s character (whose identity is still unknown) has on Jean afterward.
In an interview with The Beat at WonderCon, Turner and actor Tye Sheridan talked about Jean’s arc in the film, with Sheridan mentioning using addiction as a reference point. That seems evident in the shots we see of the core X-Men struggling with what to do about Jean’s turn.
Dark Phoenix is currently on-track for the lowest opening in the franchise’s history, which is not a huge surprise given the sort of ‘lame duck’ status of the film as a result of the merger between Fox and Disney. One still hopes it treats the Dark Phoenix Saga better than its predecessor, 2006’s maligned X-Men: The Last Stand, did.
Dark Phoenix opens on June 7th.
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