The first trailer for 20th Century Fox’s latest addition to the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix, has finally arrived!
Of course, with the production delays, extensive reshoots, and major uncertainty due to Walt Disney’s acquisition of Fox, some fans have been understandably skeptical about how the studio’s second attempt at adapting the seminal Dark Phoenix Saga will fare. However, the footage certainly looks promising.
If you haven’t watched it yet, be sure to give it a view and then follow along with us in breaking down the first Dark Phoenix trailer:
The trailer kicks off with a young Jean Grey arriving at the X-Mansion. In the voiceover, we hear her ask Charles Xavier if he thinks he can “fix” her, to which he replies, “Jean, you are not broken.” As we’ll see, though, that certainly doesn’t stop him from attempting to fix her.
We get another voiceover, this time from Professor X, who says, “The mind is a fragile thing. Takes only the slightest tap to tip it in the wrong direction.” Of course, it’s Charles’ attempt to stop that from happening to Jean that will presumably lead to her self-destruction in the film.
Next up, we hear Mystique ask Charles what he did. Meanwhile, we see Beast running some sort of tests on Jean, while Charles explains that he was trying to protect her. Once again, it appears Professor X could end up being something of an unintentional “villain” in the grand scheme of things.