Simon Kinberg notes that the post-production for Dark Phoenix has been quite intense and taken over a year to get right, to properly get the look of Sophie Turner's Jean Gray. This marks the first time a proper entry in the X-Men franchise hasn't been released in the spring.
The Dark Phoenix saga follows telepath Jean's battle with her own mind.
Jennifer Lawrence is back as Mystique, looking blue-er than ever.
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. Kinberg wrote the script and is directing the Dark Phoenix project.
Meanwhile, Lawrence also touched on the inflated ego of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), whose delusions of grandeur threatens to tear the X-family apart.
After the X-Men team is 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 - the Phoenix.
As reported by EW, Dark Phoenix will see the younger cast of the franchise in 1992 - around 10 years after X-Men: Apocalypse. We don't have a trailer for the film yet, but thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we get a whole new bunch of images for the film. "This definitely passes the Bechdel test, and I don't know how many comic-book films can say that".
Lamar Johnson of The Next Step has joined the cast in a mystery role and the mutant Dazzler will reportedly play a part in the film. At some point in the film, one of the X-Men is going to bite the dust, but it's unclear who.
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. Lawrence is also thrilled about the new environment. This, coupled with Jean Grey's inevitable transformation into the Phoenix, ensures Simon Kinberg's X-Men sequel is one to keep an eye on.
This wouldn't be a proper Phoenix movie if someone didn't die and X-Men: Dark Phoenix knows it.