It seems the X-Men are helping people both on and off world, as they assist NASA to save a crew of astronauts. Jean and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) go in to remove the crew and try to repair the ship. That’s when it happens. Everyone gets off of the shuttle, but Jean. She is hit with a power force and survives, so the kids call her Phoenix.
It’s pretty clear that the force of power that hit Jean has taken over her mind and body. A being that we know as Smith (Jessica Chastain) seeks out Jean, telling her about her new powers. And maybe trying to find a way to take the power from Jean. Smith tells Jean that the space power destroyed everything in it’s path, but Jean. It’s this interaction that begins Jean’s descent into darkness.
It’s interesting to see her go from sweet, smart Jean to dangerous, even smarter Dark Jean. She’s obviously more powerful than Dr. Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Can anyone or anything stop her? Scott/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) seems the only person determined to save her, but will he pay the ultimate price?
The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey’s new abilities to rule the galaxy.
Dark Phoenix opens in theaters on June 7.