20th Century Fox has dropped a new trailer of the next X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain, who plays an elusive new villain in the film but now fans were treated to a new look with a new trailer.
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Chastain, Dark Phoenix shows the X-Men face their arch-nemesis when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to lose her senses and go berserk. Grey is nearly killed when she’s struck by a mysterious cosmic force on a rescue mission in the outer space. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her incredibly powerful but also in total control of who she is. The X-Men must now come together to rescue her soul and fight aliens that seek to exploit Grey’s powers.
For McAvoy, who plays Charles Xavier, that difference also explores the possibility of someone new coming into taking on the franchise’s popular roles.
“I love playing Charles. But you’ve got to write something interesting for you to do as an actor, you can’t just keep doing the same thing again and again and again. So it may be time for somebody else to come in,” McAvoy told MTV News.
The trailer opens with a distraught Jean Grey crying in the rain, clearly heartbroken after recent events. Jean begins to address the Phoenix within her as though it’s a separate entity. Actress Sophie Turner has noted that playing this part required her to do a lot of research on mental health issues, particularly on schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder.
Dark Phoenix arrives in theatres on 7 June 2019.