New photos from Fifty Shades Darker have officially leaked. Following this month’s release of the first trailer and teaser posters, the new images shed a little more light on the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel. What do the latest images reveal?
According to Australian Network News, one of the photos features Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) sitting thoughtfully at his desk. Another photo shows Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) sporting Christian’s T-shirt while standing in a doorway. Both of the photos are great shots of the couple and reveal that Christian’s love for Ana is still strong.
Indeed, another image features Ana at the docks holding her shoes while taking Christian’s hand. Christian’s bow tie, which he wore for the masquerade scene that was included in the trailer, is undone in the photo.
In the trailer, the masquerade party goes south after Christian’s former lover greets him and Ana in a hallway. Ana walks away from the encounter in disgust, yet the new photos reveal that they must have made up after the party.
Speaking of the trailer, Access Hollywood is reporting that it caused quite a bit of excitement with Fifty Shades of Grey fans.
“This Valentine’s Day, forget the past and slip into something a shade darker,” the trailer tagline reads.
Miguel’s rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” was the soundtrack for the trailer, which is a callback to her performance for Fifty Shades of Grey’s first trailer two years ago.
“Intrigued?” Christian says to Ana in the opening scene after giving her a mask for the party.
Apart from the party, the trailer also featured the first look at Kim Basinger as Elena Lincoln and a hot shower scene between Christian and Ana.
There’s also an intense helicopter crash and plenty of mystery and intrigue, leaving fans wondering how the sequel with differ from the first film in the franchise.
Indeed, Movie News Guide is reporting that Fifty Shades Darker will be a much different movie than its predecessor. Not only does the new film have a different director than the first, but reports indicate that it will deviate from E.L. James’ novel in key ways. The changes in adaptation are meant to enhance the storyline in the movie.
Unfortunately, it isn’t known what producers decided to change and how the changes might impact the franchise moving forward. More than likely, the changes will be minimal and probably won’t impact Christian and Ana’s main storyline together. Instead, the changes will likely focus on making Christian and Ana’s love more intense, which should translate to steamier scenes for the actors.
Dornan and Johnson have already opened up about filming sex scenes together, and both admitted that they aren’t uncomfortable performing in front of the camera. They did, however, admit that the scenes get repetitive, especially after hours of simulating sex.
In addition to the main love story between Ana and Christian, fans will also see their love get tested by a few new threats. This includes the introduction of Leila Williams and Elena, both of whom are past BDSM partners of Christian.
At the same time, Ana will have her own share of problems with her new boss, Jack Hyde, who quickly makes a move on her and threatens her romance with Christian.
Meanwhile, Johnson recently took home the People’s Choice award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress.
“Congratulations Dakota Johnson on winning the @peopleschoice for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress!” the Fifty Shades Darker official Twitter page read.
Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day next year. The third film in the hit franchise, Fifty Shades Free, is expected to open in theaters a year later.
Check out the latest Fifty Shades Darker trailer below.
[Featured Image by Universal Studios]