And so, after lifting the curtain on its fiery cover, along with those high-res action shots that brought us closer to Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Jessica Chastain's mystery villain - the Internet is now of the belief that Chastain is actually playing the Skrull Queen, not Lilandra Neramani.
This time around, however, Kinberg appears to have more creative freedom, as the film ventures to space within its opening minutes. It also meant the Phoenix saga in that film never existed, so Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg has free reign to tell the story the way it was meant to be told. It's based on a comic book storyline so nice, the X-Men film franchise has done it twice - first in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and now in Dark Phoenix.
Charles Xavier was recognized and awarded the cover of Time magazine.
The gang takes their first trip to space in the movie, but a solar flare hits their jet and the energy awakens a powerful, sinister force in Jean-The Phoenix, which threatens to take over her mind completely and divide the X-Men.
As reported by EW, Dark Phoenix will see the younger cast of the franchise in 1992 - around 10 years after X-Men: Apocalypse. Entertainment Weekly has given us a bunch of X-Men: Dark Phoenix stills to hold us over until the trailer is released. She's more maternal which surprised me. Dark Phoenix fires up theaters November 2, 2018.
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. According to EW, it opens with the X-Men - including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) - in an unexpected role as national heroes. Lawrence is also thrilled about the new environment. Jean becomes corrupted by Phoenix Force that provides her with her powers, forcing her to turn them against the X-Men.
So what do you think of the X-Men: Dark Phoenix stills? This marks his directorial debut, taking the reins from Bryan Singer, who directed Days of Future Past, Apocalypse and the 2000 original X-Men film and its 2003 sequel, X2.