20th Century Fox released the first official trailer for Dark Phoenix, the latest chapter in the X-Men cinematic universe focusing on mutant telepath and telekinetic Jean Grey. The last few movies have begun to set up the extent of Jean’s powers, and now we see how the more powerful she gets, the more unstable she becomes—due in part to an encounter in space and Charles Xavier’s interference.
Interestingly, judging from the official synopsis below, this trailer seems to only cover the first act of the movie: Jean’s backstory, and her increasing fears of not “belonging,” corroborated by a mysterious, white-haired stranger known only as Smith (Jessica Chastain). Jean speaks three times in this trailer—including telling Magneto that she’s “looking for answers”; and later, presumably of the other X-Men, “they’re right to fear me”:
The official synopsis, from 20th Century Fox:
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 spiraling 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.
Dark Phoenix comes to theaters February 14, 2019.