Sansa Stark Is An Entirely New Force To Be Reckoned With In The New Dark Phoenix Trailer
The future of the X-Men franchise, aside from the inevitable Deadpool 3 movie that will eventually come out, is a little uncertain. The New Mutants is up in the air, and plans for how the studio will continue the story of the mutant fighting force until it eventually becomes part of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe have never been more unclear.
Thankfully, in the meantime, we have what looks to be one of the most important X-Men films made so far to look forward to, with legendary psychic Jean Grey, AKA Dark Phoenix, set to make a titular star turn in Dark Phoenix this June. You can check out the intense final trailer for the film below.
"During a life-threatening rescue mission in space," reads the film's plot, "Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet.
Very quickly, it becomes clear that Jean Grey, when turned into her Phoenix alter ego is one of the most powerful characters yet to hit the X-Men universe, capable of rag-dolling Professor X, Magneto, Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men team pretty much at will.
"The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we've come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet -- one of their own."
The film stars Sophie Turner, best known to pretty much everyone as Sansa Stark, in her role as a young Jean Grey: a role that she's held since the character was first introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse. The film is an adaptation of the comic book Dark Phoenix Saga, set almost a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Nicolas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are all also reprising their roles, however it's unclear as to whether or not this film will mark the end of the X-Men universe as we know it. Such characters have been around for over a decade now, and considering that the story of the X-Men as told so far takes place before the 21st century, Marvel are going to have to find a way to link their story with that of the MCU, which is largely set in the 21st century, before the two universes combine under a broader umbrella.