Internet-wide reaction to the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been kind of, meh… Many people felt that it looks like the film will be following the beats of X-Men: Last Stand too closely and others are frustrated with the level of spoilers (Simon Kinberg has already confirmed that we probably just saw what we think we saw at the beginning of the last trailer). Now, an international trailer has been released and while it still isn’t as exciting as we might have hoped, it’s a heck of a lot better than the first one.
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.