It hasn’t really been all that long since we’ve been treated to a new Fifty Shades Darker trailer. A new one, featuring Christian and Ana getting it on in the shower and taking that whole elevator fetish to the next level—dropped less than a month ago. But because we’re a little more than just a month away from its release (OMG, how did that happen?), it’s time for Universal to pull out all the stops, apparently.
A new trailer for the film aired last night during the season premiere of The Bachelor, and really, forget “extended.” It was more like an abbreviated version of the movie in music video form. And by that I mean it’s everything a fan could have hoped for short of actually seeing the final cut of the flick. It has already racked up 1.2 million views and counting in just 14 hours.
Set to Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift’s new track “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” the trailer shows just how intense this installment of the franchise is going to be. Christian and Ana aren’t just bantering about his predilection for floggers and NDAs.
Now, their relationship is being challenged by external drama spurred by Christian’s troubled ex Leila (played by Bella Heathcote), Elena Lincoln aka Mrs. Robinson (Kim Basinger), and Ana’s creepy boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), among other new characters. And they all make gasp-worthy appearances in the new trailer.
We also see for the first time a glimpse of Christian’s helicopter accident, one of their Audis vandalized and splattered in paint, and Leila freaking out with a gun. Basically, danger lurks at every twist and turn for the lovers.
Here’s the 2-minute clip if you missed it, or just want to relive it.