In ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix,’ Troubles Come From Within

Mandy Huang
By Mandy Huang
September 27, 2018Entertainmentshare

The new “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” trailer is out, and it may be the last in a series of X-Men movies, such as “X-Men: First Class” from 2011, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in 2014, and “X-Men: Apocalypse” in 2016.

The story centers around the character Phoenix, also known as Jean Grey and played by Sophie Turner, as she develops her supreme yet unstable powers that might ruin her and the people around her, even as a young child.

Young Jean Grey might cause a car accident
Dark Phoenix develops powers that hurt her loved ones. (Screenshot/Fox)

As she arrives at the X-Mansion, Xavier Institute, she says that people think Professor X can fix her.

However, troubles arise, and Jean threatens the “mutant family.” They have to figure out a way to save Jean’s soul and the planet.

Jean Grey is played by Sophie Turner
Dark Phoenix Jean Grey, is played by Sophie Turner in the newest X-Men sequel. (Screenshot/Fox)

“You think you don’t belong here? You don’t,” X-Men’s rival Smith played by Jessica Chastain says to Jean in the trailer. “They can’t begin to comprehend what you are.”

Jessica Chastain plays Smith
X-Men’s rival Smith is played by Jessica Chastain. (Screenshot/Fox)

Director and writer Simon Kinberg told IGN that Smith is not from our planet, so the new movie spends a fair amount of time in space. He also said that the film operates at two levels: a very personal story about Jean, and an intergalactic story with extraterrestrial forces involved.

Director Kinberg and 'Magneto' on set
Director Simon Kinberg(L) and Michael Fassbender on the set of “X-Men: Dark Phoenix. (Doane Gregory/Fox)

In the new trailer, everyone seems to resent James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier for a controversial choice he makes. Jean also feels she’s abandoned by him and by everyone she loves or associates with.

The audience can also see the return of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, and Alexandra Shipp as Storm.

Funeral scene in the newest “X-Men”
L-R: James McAvoy (as Charles Xavier/Professor X), Kodi Smit-McPhee (as Nightcrawler), Tye Sheridan (as Cyclops, back to camera), and Alexandra Shipp (as Storm). (Doane Gregory/Fox)

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” will in theaters on Feb. 14, 2019.

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