When footage from X-Men: Dark Phoenix leaked yesterday, it fueled speculation that an official trailer for the highly anticipated film would soon follow via official channels.
Today, star Sophie Turner confirmed what fans suspected, posting a teaser video on Instagram that reveals when and where it will debut. The first official trailer arrives tonight, September 26, on The Late Late Show with James Corden, which airs at 12:35 AM. OK, technically that makes this an early morning debut on September 27, but the fact remains, if you want to see it as soon as it’s released, you’re going to be waking up for work tomorrow a little more tired than usual.
Though the teaser video doesn’t contain any actual footage from the film, we do hear dialogue as various X-Men discuss Jean Grey’s inevitable transformation into the entity known as the Dark Phoenix. “I’ve seen evil… and I’m looking at it now,” we hear Professor X say, as the background music reaches its crescendo and the video goes black.
Rumors have swirled around Dark Phoenix since at least March, when Fox moved the film from its original release date of Nov. 2, 2018, to Feb. 14, 2019, and again delayed The New Mutants, this time to Aug. 2, 2019. Speculation that Dark Phoenix had been quietly dropped from the Fox calendar was quickly swatted down by Fox, as was a report that reshoots were expected to span three months (it’s more like two and a half weeks).
Written and directed by franchise veteran Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Ship as Storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, with Jessica Chastain in a still-undisclosed role. The film opens Feb. 14, 2019.
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