Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Sophie Turner Fires Up First Look of Jean Grey in 'Dark Phoenix'

Now almost 10 years after Last Stand and well into the golden age of superhero movies, X-Men is having its second try at the Dark Phoenix saga with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Kinberg's directorial debut.

As reported by EW, Dark Phoenix will see the younger cast of the franchise in 1992 - around 10 years after X-Men: Apocalypse. "[The film] was so clear in my head, emotionally and visually, that it would have killed me to hand this to somebody else to direct", Kinberg says.

The first image from the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been released. 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. But his growing ego puts the team at risk.

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly gives us our first real look at the hotly-anticipated superhero sequel. What a shock? "Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions", Kinberg says. As someone who has loved the X-Men comics and has dealt with seeing some of my favorite characters being muted into shells of their comic counterpart (ahemStormahem) I always come into an X-Men movie with some trepidation, but I do love the Phenoix saga and I love Sophie Turner so I am hoping it will do justice to that wonderful storyline.

If you don't want to know any plot details for the next X-Men film, turn back now. Actor James McAvoy describes it as the "most emotional X-Men we've done". "There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering".

The film notably includes "a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise", EW reports. "It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening", she said.

When it was announced that Oscar-nominated actress would play a villain in the flick, many assumed it would be Shi'ar Empress Lilandra Neramani because that character factors heavily into the Dark Phoenix comic storyline. Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018, and will have Simon Kinberg at the helm.

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