First 'Dark Phoenix' trailer sets up X-Men vs Jean Grey clash

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8 questions created by the X-Men Dark Phoenix trailer

Sophie Turner plays Jean in Dark Phoenix. Dark Phoenix should serve as the final full X-Men movie for Fox before Disney take over the franchise next year. Ironically, given his alliance in Dark Phoenix, he was almost killed by Selene in the comics. Along with the usual Charles/Professor X (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Hank/Beast (Nicolas Hoult), and Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious alien portrayed by Jessica Chastain acts as one of the many players fighting to control Jean Grey and her enhanced power.

Seen, fleetingly, late in a trailer as part of an apparent standoff with Charles Xavier and some of his X-Men, these new members of Magneto's Brotherhood have been confirmed to IGN as Marvel Comics characters Selene, played by Kota Eberhardt, and Red Lotus, portrayed by Andrew Stehlin. My worry is that the story beats here look to be very similar to that of X-Men: The Last Stand, and since both were written by Simon Kinberg, that's hardly surprising.

Dark Phoenix will tell the story of what is arguably the most important X-Men story, of Jean Grey and her relationship to the Phoenix, a powerful cosmic entity that manifests itself in Jean's body.

20th Century Fox has released the long-awaited trailer for Dark Phoenix, giving us our first look at the next chapter in the X-Men movie saga. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is almost killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force.

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Unfortunately, instead of the triumphant righting of a wrong, X-Men: Dark Phoenix has drawn all kinds of concern due to its repeated delays and rumoured extensive reshoots.

Turner revealed the clip on last night's Late Late Show with James Corden, ahead of the movie's release next February.

And I mean, does the modern superhero news cycle really have room for a Phoenix that isn't Joaquin?

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