#TRAILERCHEST: Sansa Stark goes nuclear in the first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix 5 years ago

#TRAILERCHEST: Sansa Stark goes nuclear in the first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Yep, it's another X-Men movie.

Welcome to #TrailerChest. Join us as we take a look at the first official trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.



That's how many X-Men films will have been released to the masses by the time the newest grim adventure arrives next year.

And they're always grim, right?

This isn't the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where quips tend to undermine world-threatening stakes, but rather the grey and social allegory-heavy X-Men world where it's all very serious indeed.


Hell, the filmmakers are at least self-aware by now.

"You're always sorry Charles, and there's always a speech, and nobody cares," notes Michael Fassbender's relentlessly tortured Magneto about halfway through this new trailer.

It's a moment of unfortunate meta commentary up there with the, 'Hey at least we can all agree that the third movie in the trilogy is the worst one' from 2016's risible X-Men: Apocalypse.

Since then we had Logan, which was a brutal and brilliant change from the norm, but that one felt like a standalone thing.


Now it's back to business as the franchise mutates once more.

Plot's it all about?

In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey, as played by Game of Thrones favourite Sophie Turner.

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.

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain, Evan Peters.

Directed by: Simon Kinberg, making his directorial debut having previously penned First Class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. He also helped write this one.

Released: 14 February 2019



Clip via 20th Century Fox UK