New York Comic Con is in full swing and lucky Marvel fans were treated to a special look at the upcoming X-Men movie, showing Jean Grey’s evil transformation in Dark Phoenix.
Fans who went to 20th Century Fox’s presentation at NYCC saw first-time director Simon Kinberg take the stage with Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan, who play Jean Grey and Cyclops respectively in the new film.
Talkies Network has a trusted source on the ground who was at the Dark Phoenix panel who relayed us a solid description of the footage.
Here’s what he said about the Dark Phoenix footage:
A space ship blasts off after a countdown. It blasts off into space. In a control room, a woman stands above people who are watching a screen. A man picks something up on his radar. Then another. They report their findings to the woman. The astronauts relay the problem to Houston.
Proessor X and Beast are also watching the scene from the X-Mansion. Hank insists they can’t get involved with this because they’re not built to fly (yet). The President of the USA calls Charles from a phone designated with a “X” from his Oval Office.
Mystique leads the new X-Men team – Nightcrawler, Beast, Quicksilver, Cyclops, and Jean – on the mission. Jean is unsure as to whether they should go, asking Mystique if she is okay with it. Mystique insists that if anything goes wrong, she’ll turn them around.
The basketball court at the mansion splits, with the jet to rising up, unfolding its wings, and flies off. News outlets report a second ship heading towards the space shuttle. Charles rides into Cerebro. He requests information from NASA. He learns the team lost control, orientation, and communication. He assures the NASA woman: “Help is on the way.” Here come the X-Men!
The jet races into the sky. Scott tries to calm Jean with a hand on her shoulder. The jet passes the stratosphere and gets ice on its glass as it slows. They approach a golden, glowing entity near the atmosphere, seeing the space shuttle doing donuts in air. Beast explains that the cabin won’t be able to hold for long. Nightcrawler can’t see in a window to get inside.
Scott goes below deck to blast the shuttles engine to stop its spin. Kurt, now able to see inside, takes Quicksilver and heads in. Storm seals the cracks. Mystique is the one calling the shots. Peter grabs all of the astronauts and brings them to Kurt. Still on the jet, the astronaut declares their commander remains on the shuttle.
Charles orders them to get the commander and asks Jean to hold the ship together. She can only do it from inside. Quicksilver crafts a space suit for Nightcrawler. Jean keeps air beside herself. They have transported to the ship. The mysterious golden entity is approaching. Nightcrawler finds the commander as Jean holds it together. He tries to get Jean back but the golden flares consume her.
Scott is incredibly angered when he sees Jean did not return to the ship with them. Jean absorbs the other half of the force which was headed towards her friends. She screams in pain. Charles sees it. A massive flash erupts and Jean is left floating through space as the last rays of the force enter through various parts of her body. The Phoenix Force is here. The X-Men look on, stunned. Nightcrawler teleports out to rescue her and brings her back. Scott, scared and shocked, is the first to look at her. She opens her eyes, revealing a slight gold glow (similar to X-Men: Apocalypse) which fades quickly. “Is everybody okay?” Jean asks.
Scott tells her everyone is good and she is now ready to go home. The X-Men head back to Earth, being greeted by dozens of fans, holding signs reading, “X-Men 4 Ever” and offering tons of applause. Children have Mystique action figures. There are fans all around. Jean, with a smile, takes it in before getting more applause upon arrival at the X-Mansion from the students.
Charles sends the President’s regards while encouraging everyone to enjoy themselves, and cancels class for the day. The kids hurry away before Charles asks Jean how she is feeling. She’s fine but Mystique insists, “She should be dead.”
Charles says “They’re not kids anymore, Raven.” She, however, questions the risks he has the young team taking. “It’s all just a means to an end,” Charles said. “We’re one bad day away from them seeing us as the enemies again.” Raven hates their conforming and uniforms but Charles calls it “a small price to pay.”
Raven closes the conversation by saying, “And by the way, the women are always saving the men around here. You might want to consider changing the name to X-Women!”
Snap! Given the description, this is obviously the accident that leads to Jean Grey attaining the true power of the Phoenix Force. Relating back to the first trailer, Grey’s fear of her newfound powers leave her searching for answers in Michael Fassbender’s Magneto as well as having Jessica Chastain’s villain character hot on her and the team’s tail.
We’ll all get to see it for ourselves when Dark Phoenix premieres in theaters on June 6, 2019.