Sophie Turner Heats Things Up in First "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" Photos

Anita Tucker
December 8, 2017

Or rather, Sophie Turner is the one aflame, and we couldn't be more excited about it.

Sophie made her debut as the young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, but she's getting the standalone movie she deserves.

With the ongoing rumors of Disney's possible acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox, it's possible X-Men: Dark Phoenix could end up being the last X-Men film we have in the rebooted series.

Lawrence also mentioned that she had a good experience playing Mystique this time around.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2, 2018. Kinberg wrote the script and is directing the Dark Phoenix project. James McAvoy, who plays Professor Xavior, told EW it promises to be "the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven". When a solar flare hits the X-Jet, a "surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean".

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Dark Phoenix takes place in 1992, which is 10 years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse and sees the X-Men as celebrities. Kinberg has also been involved as a producer of X-Men spinoff films, including 2016's Deadpool and the upcoming New Mutants. Also, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are both in it too, and they look fierce. "This definitely passes the Bechdel test, and I don't know how many comic-book films can say that".

Dark Phoenix is, well, dark as evidenced by this photo of Charles (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) mourning something or somebody.

Chastain said the villain is "quiet" but "brutal". According to EW, Chastain's character is an "otherworldly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda". Notably, the announcement does not include Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in the last two X-Men movies. Jean becomes corrupted by Phoenix Force that provides her with her powers, forcing her to turn them against the X-Men.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited for X-Men: Dark Phoenix?

Writer-director Simon Kinberg did not fully specify exactly how far the film will go in depicting what happens next, but that is true to what happens in the comic.

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