AceShowbiz - The highly-anticipated first trailer for "Dark Phoenix" is finally here for fans' viewing pleasure. Debuted during "The Late Late Show with James Corden", the video opens with flashback scenes that show little Jean Grey, played by Summer Fontana.
The girl arrives at the X-Mansion after she lost her parents in a car accident, which appears to be caused by her. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) seemingly hides something from her to protect her, but Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) doesn't agree with his way.
Jean (Sophie Turner) leaves the mansion to look for an answer, bringing her to Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto (Michael Fassbender). She also runs into Jessica Chastain's character, whose name is still kept a secret. The villain is described as a mysterious shapeshifter who manipulates the Phoenix to use her power.
As Jean's painful past seems to catch up with her, she's seen having a breakdown and going rogue. Her friends still have faith in her and try to save her, though some people blame Charles for what happens to Jean.
"This is your fault, Charles," Hank McCoy a.k.a. Beast (Nicholas Hoult) tells his mentor, snapping at him. Acknowledging this, Charles says in another scene, "I'm sorry. I didn't solve it sooner." He adds, "There's still hope."
According to the official synopsis, in "Dark Phoenix", the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. 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. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) are returning in their roles. Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Olivia Munn (Psylocke) are also back for the twelfth installment in the "X-Men" film series, though they're not featured in the trailer. Scott Shepherd stars as Jean's father, Dr. John Grey.
Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, "Dark Phoenix" is also produced by Kinberg along with Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. It is due out in theaters across the nation on February 14, 2019.