First X-Men: Dark Phoenix photos have arrived online!!!
Entertainment Weekly has released the cover of their next issue which features our very first look at the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix! The magazine also has some story details for the sequel, confirming that it takes place ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse and is set during 1992. The film will open with the X-Men in unfamiliar territory: national heroes. In fact, Charles Xavier lands on the cover of TIME magazine, and with his newfound inflated ego he starts sending the team on more dangerous missions.
“Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” director Simon Kinberg says. The result is the team’s first trip into space where a mission gone awry awakens none other than, you guessed it, The Phoenix Force within Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey.
“This is probably the most emotional X-Men we’ve done and the most pathos-driven,” star James McAvoy says. “There’s a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering.” EW also reveals new details on Jessica Chastain’s villain role in the film (previously said to be Lilandra. Empress of the Shi’ar empire) calling her as “otherwordly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda” and saying she’s “quiet but brutal.”
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