With the new year comes a major reveal in the latest trailer for Universal’s “Fifty Shades Freed” — Anastasia Steele is pregnant.
The reveal came Tuesday in the final five seconds of the footage, with Dakota Johnson’s startled reaction to a disembodied voice — presumably a doctor — telling her, “It seems you’re pregnant, Mrs. Grey.”
The pregnancy announcement isn’t news to those who read to the final installment of E.L. James’ erotic trilogy, published in 2012, but it had not been hinted at in the two previous films “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Fifty Shades Darker.” The two films, co-starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, have combined to gross $950 million worldwide.
The trailer also includes the franchise’s notorious wild sex scenes, a marriage ceremony, and the duo facing off against opponents from the past in the form of Anastasia’s former boss Jack, who appears to be stalking her, and Christian’s former acquaintance Elena.
There’s also a female architect, tasked with designing a mega-mansion for the couple. Anastasia tells the architect not to ignore her, adding forcefully, “You may call me Mrs. Grey.”
Reprising their roles from “Fifty Shades Darker” are Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, and Robinne Lee. Arielle Kebbel and Brant Daugherty have joined the cast, while Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, and Marcus Viscidi are producing alongside James.
The film opens five days before Valentine’s Day on Feb. 9. Watch the trailer above.