MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

A new trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix was recently released and hinted at the death of a major character and the director of the film, Simon Kinberg, confirmed the shocking move.

In an interview with EW, Kinberg discussed the reveal that Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence, dies at the hand of Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey while Grey is “struggling with the emerging Phoenix inside her.”

When asked about why Kinberg and the team decided to reveal Lawrence’s fate in this trailer, he responded that it was “to primarily show that this is a movie that is unlike other X-Men movies.”

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