Men: Dark Phoenix Timeline May Have Been Revealed

X-Men Dark Phoenix — Fox Confirms Returning Cast Simon Kinberg To Direct

Simon Kinberg to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Chastain is in talks to join the cast of upcoming X-Men movie Dark Phoenix.

Besides the film officially landing a director, reports suggest Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain could potentially play the villain, reportedly named Empress Lilandra, from the alien empire called the Shi'ar.

Dark Phoenix will focus on the telepathic Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner and the terrifying cosmic energy called the Phoenix Force.

That means we can look forward to spending yet another action-packed two hours with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Dark Phoenix aims to retell Chris Claremont's Dark Phoenix storyline from the X-Men comics, which was previously adapted in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand.

Filming is set to begin this month, so keep an eye out for more updates.

Are you happy to hear that the core cast members of the latest installment of the X-Men franchise are all set to reprise their roles in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? Presumably any sequel would sync up with the franchise-launching X-Men, which opened in 2000. But we certainly want to enter into new areas that the X-Men haven't entered into before.

That was to be expected after X-Men: First Class took place in the 1960s, X-Men: Days of Future Past moved to the 1970s, and X-Men: Apocalypse mostly wasted the 1980s. This marks the first time a proper entry in the X-Men franchise hasn't been released in the spring.

The Dark Phoenix last appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand but twisted to be Professor X's split personality buried in Jean Grey's psyche.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released on November 2, 2018.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be his directorial debut.

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