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The X-Men have been exceedingly lucrative for Fox over the past two decades: Including the two Deadpool adventures, the franchise’s 11 films have grossed a cumulative $2.36 billion at the domestic box office alone. And yet the latest series entry, next year’s Dark Phoenix, has so far endured a bumpy road to the big screen. The latest drama to befall the project, which is currently undergoing reshoots: a leaked trailer for the superhero sequel, which stars Game of Thrones’s Sophie Turner as the psychic mutant Jean Grey.
Although Fox declined to comment to Yahoo Entertainment on the legitimacy of the trailer — which we won’t link to here but can be found in various online places — the clip appears to be legitimate. Partially narrated by Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, the preview features plentiful shots of the entire mutant team — including Professor X (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) — while also delivering glimpses of Jean Grey losing her parents in an auto accident, arriving at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, and eventually harnessing her unbridled fiery powers. There’s also, notably, a quick shot of new franchise participant Jessica Chastain in what remains an undisclosed role.