Dark Phoenix hits theaters on November 2, 2018. According to EW's reporting, the X-Men are hailed as national heroes after mounting a rescue mission on the edge of space - which, in turn, causes Jean Grey to be exposed the sinister energy force that starts the Dark Phoenix storyline off.
Well, today is the day we get our first look at the film.
This time around, however, Kinberg appears to have more creative freedom, as the film ventures to space within its opening minutes.
Sophie Turner in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' - First Look Photo!
Here we have Charles Xavier, Nightcrawler, Beast, and Storm reunited in what looks to be a funeral scene. "We would like the next movie to feel grounded and even gritty and risky in ways that we haven't really seen an X-Men movie be". The last time we saw her in X-Men: Apocalypse, she was training the young X-Men in the Danger Room.
She's grown up a lot. I'm not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. I hope they keep Deadpool the way he is though; Ryan Reynolds just soars as Wade Wilson.
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. "Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing, he said something like, 'If I direct it, you have to do it, ' and I was like, 'Of course!" "There's something very clinical about it".More news: India 'admits' its UAV crossing into Chinese airspace; heres more on it
This sequence will also introduce Jessica Chastain's mysterious and as-yet-unnamed villain.
This will be Simon Kinberg's directorial debut, but he has extensive experience with the X-Men franchise and wanted to get another chance to do the Phoenix saga right on the big screen. "So I'm going to try my hand at everything".
Well, here it is.More news: Whistleblower alleges Flynn texted about Russian Federation nuclear deal during inauguration, congressman says
Post-production on X-Men: Dark Phoenixwill last a year, reportedly to accommodate the setting and Turner's numerous transformations. The fiery Phoenix will take possession of Turner's Jean Grey and will corrupt her and turn against the team. Other images showed off Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique and Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, and one photograph also teased a mission to space. Notably, the announcement does not include Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in the last two X-Men movies. Her powers intensify, and she returns to Earth as "The Phoenix".
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There's not a whole lot of information about the upcoming 2018 release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but we now have our first sneak peek and it looks pretty awesome.More news: SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster on board