If you've spent the last 18 months waiting patiently for Mr. Grey to find a space in his schedule to see you again, you can exhale now. After what feels like one of the longest shoots in recent memory, and almost daily rumors about everything from production troubles to the nature of its sex scenes, the first trailer for Fifty Shades Darker just crept up to startle you from behind...
While Fifty Shades of Grey was a solid first entry in the franchise, establishing the rocky beginnings of Anastasia's relationship with Christian Grey and giving her an accelerated education in the kinkier side of sex, Darker finds the couple tested by outside forces, from former friends to vengeful exes. And, of course, there's a healthy dose of bedroom action — honestly, isn't that what we're all here for?
Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin and Bella Heathcote hop on board the sequel train, while Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden — but this trailer is all about the steamy chemistry between its two leads, and Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan sizzle whenever they share the screen. That's a good omen for the movie proper. Check out the new Fifty Shades Darker trailer in full below.
The sequel to Grey was directed by James Foley (House of Cards), written by Niall Leonard (husband of the series' author E.L. James) and shot back-to-back with Fifty Shades Freed in Toronto this Spring. Darker arrives in theaters February 10, 2017, with Freed following exactly one year later — kudos to you if you can persuade your boyfriend to go see the movie with you this Valentine's Day.
Will you be catching Fifty Shades Darker in theaters, and does the trailer recreate the chemistry between Johnson and Dornan?