‘Dark Phoenix’ gets first action-packed trailer with Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner stars in ‘Dark Phoenix.’ (AFP pic)

The trailer for “Dark Phoenix” premiered during “The Late Late Show” with James Corden, Wednesday, September 26. The movie‘s star, Sophie Turner — a guest on the show — shared the first action-packed scenes from the upcoming movie with fans.

The trailer came as something of a surprise, especially since the movie’s release has been pushed back from November to February 2019, making fans even keener to catch a first glimpse at the film. Directed by Simon Kinberg, the movie reunites the stars of the X-Men saga, with James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee on the cast. Jessica Chastain joins the franchise as a baddie called Smith, while “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner is signed up to play the lead character, Jean Grey, aka Phoenix.

“Dark Phoenix” tells the story of Jean Grey, a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers. With X-Men elevated to national hero status some 10 years after the events of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” an emboldened Professor Charles Xavier sends the team on a mission into space. Their spaceship, the X-Jet, is hit by solar flares that awaken a previously-dormant power in Jean Grey.

The story of the “Phoenix” previously featured in the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand,” directed by Brett Ratner and co-written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn.

The film is slated for release February 14, 2019, in US theatres.