First Look At Jessica Chastain's X-Men: Dark Phoenix Character

There's A Massive Dark Phoenix 'Twist' That Will Change The X-Men Franchise Forever

There's A Massive Dark Phoenix 'Twist' That Will Change The X-Men Franchise Forever

Arriving in theaters on November 2, 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, and Jessica Chastain.

Dark Phoenix marks Kinberg's first attempt as a director, with Jennifer Lawrence remarking how different the set was compared to previous shoots. "[The film] was so clear in my head, emotionally and visually, that it would have killed me to hand this to somebody else to direct", Kinberg says. The Game of Thrones star, who is starring in the highly-anticipated X-Men: Dark Phoenix, goes up in flames as Jean Grey on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's new issue.

We may have to wait until 2019 to see Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark again, but we're already getting big clues of her role in another project, as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The movie is set in 1992, EW reports, about 10 years after "X-Men: Apocalypse", and opens with X-Men Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) as national heroes.

The gang takes their first trip to space in the movie, but a solar flare hits their jet and the energy awakens a powerful, sinister force in Jean-The Phoenix, which threatens to take over her mind completely and divide the X-Men.

Featuring numerous same mutant characters from Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix looks to take the franchise to new and exciting places (including outer space!), while continuing the saga of the young Professor X, Magneto and Mystique that began in X-Men: First Class. But if one or more of these incredibly busy actors signed a contract to return for just one more X-Men movie, that might make sense.

"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven", James told the magazine.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited for X-Men: Dark Phoenix?

"Simon and I were talking about the character and I said, 'I keep thinking of the vet who tells you you need to put your dog down, '" says the actress of her inspiration.

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