Fifty Shades Darker Teaser: Jamie Dornan Ups the Drama as Christian Grey in a Mask

Are you afraid of the dark? Universal Pictures has yet to roll camera (or hire a director) on the first Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, but somehow the movie already has its first teaser trailer.

The 29-second clip, posted to YouTube on April 25 by a fan, shows leading man Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) suiting up and pulling on the black masquerade mask teased in the promo pic released by Universal earlier this week. 

"Are you ready for something darker?" the clip asks, via text that flashes across the screen between sexy shots of Irish hunk Dornan, 32. 

Fifty Shades Darker
Courtesy of Universal

Per the official Fifty Shades Twitter account, the teaser will be included on the Fifty Shades of Grey Blu-ray, which is due out May 8. Like its predecessor, the sequel is based on an erotic novel by E L James, and stars Dornan and actress Dakota Johnson (as Anastasia Steele). 

Set to hit theaters in February 2017, Fifty Shades Darker is a continuation of Christian and Anastasia's unconventional love story. Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley described it as "more of a thriller" than the first film, which grossed around $569.5 million worldwide at the box office.

Watch the teaser above!

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