Post-production on X-Men: Dark Phoenixwill last a year, reportedly to accommodate the setting and Turner's numerous transformations.
Do you think the creative minds behind the film can successfully adapt the Dark Phoenix story this time? Now, I know you're thinking to yourself "why are they redoing the Dark Phoenix storyline" when they already royally messed it up with X-Men: The Last Stand. Jennifer Lawrence is also back as the shape-shifting Mystique, so we can only imagine the kind of tussles she'll get into with Chastain's character.
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.
"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven", James told the magazine. After they're dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner)- the Phoenix.
The movie takes place in 1992, a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. Kinberg has also been involved as a producer of X-Men spinoff films, including 2016's Deadpool and the upcoming New Mutants. 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.
Here's a funeral shot with Professor X (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) in mourning.
Chastain said the villain is "quiet" but "brutal".
These images also give us our first look at Jessica Chastain as Lilandra, who plays an otherworldly shapeshifter, who plays a major role in the comic arc.
Lastly, it's important to realize that this will be the X-Men's first film with an intergalactic angle to it.
Sophie will still be portraying her X-Men character of Jean Grey, who showed off her power in 2016′s Apocalypse.
This will be 20th Century Fox's second try at translating the Phoenix Saga to film, which leaves fans curious as to where it sits in the official timeline of X-Men films.