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Anastasia Steele Finds Her Strength in the Final Fifty Shades Freed Trailer

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Ana's the real boss in the next Fifty Shades film

Updated Nov. 6, 2017, 12:00 p.m. PT: Happy Monday to all because the official Fifty Shades Freed trailer is here! And oh, boy, this one is about as sexy and empowering and soapy as they come. Buckle up because this trailer promises to deliver the final adventure that your drama-loving self has been eagerly anticipating for months.

If you need a moment, go ahead and take one. I'll wait.

OK, we're ready to talk about this now, right?

First off, this movie is going to be quite a wild ride. The trailer confirms that the movie will be no different than that book; everything is going off the rails for Ana and Christian. There's the return of Jack Hyde. There are a bunch of guns. It looks like Elena Lincoln is back and there might be some suspected adultery between her and Christian. And of course, it's not just Elena vying for Christian's attention. It looks like Ana and Christian's man-eating architect wants a piece of him as well.

Oh, and let's not forget that there's this little moment where Ana, for the first time ever, becomes a character that is more than the human equivalent of wet laundry and asserts herself to the hot architect who hits on her hubs. From now on, anytime I feel remotely disrespected, my reply will be, "You may call me Mrs. Grey."

While this trailer was certainly a lot to handle, it's actually pretty dang satisfying — just like Fifty Shades should be.

Original story:

If you can believe it, the Fifty Shades franchise just got even more intense. On Sunday, the first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Freed dropped — and it revealed that some decidedly dark days are in store for Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Or should we say Mr. and Mrs. Grey?

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The first look at the third and supposedly final Fifty Shades film isn't entirely foreboding. The trailer begins with Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) getting hitched. Predictably, they both look stunning.

"I solemnly vow to love you faithfully, forsaking all others. I promise to trust and respect you and to keep you safe for as long as we both shall live. All that I have is now yours," Christian is heard reciting as Anastasia's gown is buttoned up.

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After the wedding, the newlyweds board their personal jet ("You own that?" Anastasia asks. "We own that," Christian responds). We're then treated to a shirtless Christian while the happy couple honeymoons, followed by a few glimpses of their erotic interludes.

It would appear, though, that things soon go south... and not in the fun, naughty way.

There's a gun, Anastasia nearly being run off the road in her beautiful Audi, and what one can only presume is Anastasia being kidnapped by a mysterious man brandishing an extremely large knife. So, uh, I guess you could say the honeymoon is over?

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Fans of the book likely recognize the sequence of events as part of Anastasia and Christian's storyline created by the writer of the Fifty Shades series, E L James.

If you haven't read the books, you can catch up on what's really happening in the Greys' world when Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters on Valentine's Day 2018.

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