We know the old adage – absolute power corrupts, and all that. But Fox’s Dark Phoenix – the last film currently planned in the X-Men series that began with 2011’s First Class – asks what happens when you underestimate that power?
In the final trailer for Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) must learn to tame the massive telekinetic force inside her, or else risk destroying everyone she cares for.
Jean gets a visit from a mysterious expert (Jessica Chastain) who encourages her to explore her powers and be wary of the X-Men. We see her face off with a threatening Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who doesn’t stand a chance.
Dark Phoenix stands to course-correct or perhaps totally override 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, which notoriously killed off half the main cast including Phoenix herself. But in 2019, your faves dying on-screen is an almost fundamental part of going to the movies. And with the X-Men timeline reset since Days of Future Past, no one is safe.