Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first look at the next instalment of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Pheonix. The publication has also debuted the first official synopsis for the film, which is directed by long-time producer Simon Kinberg.
In the images, we get a great look at Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey as she transforms into the uncontrollable power known only as the Pheonix. We are also gifted with a new look at Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, although she’s sporting a new look and seems to be in costume alongside the X-Men. One image, in particular, teases an emotional sequence for the X-Men, who are shown attending what appears to be a funeral. EW has also shared a shot of Jessica Chastain’s mysterious villain and a behind-the-scenes image of director Simon Kinberg and Michael Fassbender.
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X-Men: Dark Pheonix is directed by Simon Kinberg, who has also written the screenplay. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in a new, unexpected role: national heroes. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) even lands on the cover of Time magazine. But his growing ego puts the team at risk. After they’re 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 Grey (Sophie Turner), the Phoenix.
X-Men: Dark Pheonix is scheduled to land in theatres on November 2nd, 2018.