Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' First Look

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' First Look

As for the film's timeline, in keeping with the trend of Days of Future Past and Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix will take place a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, specifically in 1992. The mutant team are now national heroes, with James McAvoy's Charles Xavier landing on the cover of Time Magazine - and inflating his ego a little too far.

When Jessica Chastain was cast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, many fans immediately hoped she would be Lilandra, the Queen of the Shi'ar Empire. Kinberg also wrote the script, and this follow-up adapts the famous Dark Phoenix Saga comics arc, which Kinberg first took a crack at in X-Men: The Last Stand. The team will consist of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) again leading the team. Simon Kinberg previously attempted to tell the iconic Jean Grey tale - about the telepath's battle with demons in her own mind - with his screenplay for 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, but studio pressure squeezed her story into a reductive subplot. After the X-Men are sent to space on a rescue mission, "a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean - the Phoenix".

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

For Turner, stepping into the lead role was a big challenge.

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If you don't want to know any plot details for the next X-Men film, turn back now. Chastain has since refuted those claims, though she hasn't revealed who her character is and if she's from the comics. "There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering".

Check out more X-Men: Dark Phoenix images below via EW.

Turner said "It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening".

Entertainment Weekly has an in-depth feature on the upcoming X-Men sequel from director Simon Kinberg, and it confirms that Chastain is playing someone else.

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