Sophie Turner is featured on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly and it's our first look at Jean Gray's turn to the dark side. Or at least we can hope that Simon Kinberg gets it right as he makes his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which as you could have guessed, will be a loose adaptation of the "Dark Phoenix Saga" comics storyline written by Chris Claremont. According to EW's press release, which amounts to our first synopsis, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is only the beginning of this epic, which should be quite familiar to X-Men fans.
In a new set of photos and interviews from Entertainment Weekly, the Dark Phoenix cast and crew detail how, after the initial event that awakens the Phoenix, the X-Men are forced to reckon with a Jean they don't entirely understand. However, Chastain is rocking the silver locks.
"I've always wanted to do a big comic book film, but I had some issues with the female characters I was being offered", Chastain told EW. I'm not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Dark Phoenix fires up theaters November 2, 2018.
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Some of those changes are shutting off the mall music, turning down the lights and having activities and snacks available for them to enjoy while they're waiting for their visit with Santa.
This time around, however, Kinberg appears to have more creative freedom, as the film ventures to space within its opening minutes. Jean will be joined by Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) in the movie.
Lastly, it's important to realize that this will be the X-Men's first film with an intergalactic angle to it.
Further, Jessica Chastain is attached to play the film's main villain, who has previously been reported to be Lilandra, the Empress of the Shi'Ar Empire. The chief antagonist of the film is played by Chastain, an "otherwordly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda". Kinberg also reveals in the cover story that he asked for a longer post-production period than usual to "deliver on the nuance of the visual effects", which is great news.