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As promised, 20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for Dark Phoenix, revealing the first look at what appears to be the darkest chapter of the X-Men franchise so far.

The trailer, which you can watch in the player below, focuses heavily on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey and offers small glimpses of her transformation into the villainous Phoenix.

Watch the trailer below:


Read the official synopsis for Dark Phoenix below:

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 spiralling 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.

Directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jessica Chastain (Smith), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Olivia Munn (Psylocke). The film will land in cinemas on February 14, 2018!