Spoiler warning: If you don’t want to hear about anything in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” don’t read this.
Jean Grey’s massive power was at the forefront of new footage presented from the upcoming “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” film at Disney’s CinemaCon presentation — and Sophie Turner’s mutant knows bad things are to come.
“When I lose control, bad things happen… but it feels good,” Jean Grey says in the new footage, with Professor X adding, “she’ll kill us all.”
The new footage shows the X-Men including Evan Peters’ Quicksilver and Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique heading into space for a mission. It becomes obvious that the X-Men can’t control Jean, and they become fearful for their lives.” target=””]
For those who don’t know, the film is based on the highly celebrated and influential “X-Men” storyline of the same name by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, as detailed in “Uncanny X-Men” #101-108 (1976-1977) and “Uncanny X-Men” #129-138 (1980). In that story, Jean Grey merges with a cosmic entity that embodies the universal energy of creation and destruction, giving her vastly enhanced psychic abilities that transform her into “Dark Phoenix,” a genocidal force of unimaginable power.
It gets worse from there, involving intervention by an alliance of interstellar empires, and the tragic death of Jean. But don’t worry — hardcore comic fans know Jean is later revealed to be innocent, and still alive. (It’s weird — look, comics are weird, guys).
The film was written and directed by Simon Kinberg, and also stars Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Munn, James McAvoy, and Nicholas Hoult.
It hits theaters June 7.