First Look At 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Posted December 08, 2017

Sophie Turner told EW she studied multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia in order to play Jean's duality.

Sophie made her debut as the young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, but she's getting the standalone movie she deserves. And if she is a shapeshifting alien, it might suggest she could be the famed alien race the Skrulls, as opposed to the previously assumed part of Lilandra, the space empress of the Shi'ar Empire, who plays a major role in the Dark Phoenix Saga's ultimate finale.

Originally Dark Phoenix showed up in X-Men: The Last Stand, which ended in Jean Grey's death at the hands of Wolverine.

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Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence, Mystique is back with a brand new hairdo. Simon Kinberg, who wrote The Last Stand, gets a second chance as a writer and director for Dark Phoenix. In fact, Charles Xavier lands on the cover of TIME magazine, and with his newfound inflated ego he starts sending the team on more risky missions.

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.

The film is set in 1992, 10 years after the events of Apocalypse. Entertainment Weekly has given us a bunch of X-Men: Dark Phoenix stills to hold us over until the trailer is released. "This definitely passes the Bechdel test, and I don't know how many comic-book films can say that".

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Jessica Chastain looks fierce donning a blonde do in a first-look image for "Dark Phoenix".

A collection of familiar faces are also on board: James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, and more. We've still got a while to wait for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which isn't set to open until November 2, 2018.

Lastly, it's important to realize that this will be the X-Men's first film with an intergalactic angle to it. 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. "What happens when the person you love the most falls into darkness?"

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