At the end of Fifty Shades of Grey, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) seemingly walked out of Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) life forever without so much as a “laters, baby.” But don’t worry: They eventually reconcile, as the steamy first trailer for Fifty Shades Darker confirms.
It appears as though the sequel has forgone the kinky bedroom action of Fifty Shades of Grey for more intrigue and mystery. Basically, Fifty Shades has now turned into a sexy thriller, complete with masquerade balls and psycho exes — and we’re more than OK with that. (But there’s clearly shower sex in this trailer, so don’t feel too disappointed.)
The trailer, which features Miguel’s fire cover of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” hints at some of the more batshit moments to come — including the helicopter crash, Christian’s ex-girlfriend Leila accosting Ana, the business negotiations, Christian being haunted by Mrs. Robinson, and the part where Ana gets auctioned off for thousands and thousands of dollars at Christian Grey And Family’s Masquerade Ball Fundraiser. Fun!
Fifty Shades Darker will explore more of Mr. Grey’s deep-seated insecurities and emotional damage — and things get, well, a lot darker. For example, he purchases the company Ana works for so he can basically keep a watchful eye on her and her super attractive boss, Jack Hyde, 24/7. Yeah, like that’s not creepy, Christian.
While we wouldn’t mind if the film glazes over some of Christian’s more stalker-like behavior, we hope it delivers where it truly matters: showing us that Dornan D.
Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters on February 10, 2017.