The film in question is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is being directed by long-time X-Men producer and scribe, Simon Kinberg. If it wasn't for the overwhelming recent allegations of gross sexual harrassment, I would have said it was the worst thing director Brett Ratner has done in Hollywood.
The famous comic book arc of Jean Gray going dark was dabbled with in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand with Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, but the soft reboot of First Class has allowed the X-Men universe to have another go at the acclaimed X-Men storyline, with the new Jean, played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner who is on fire on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly.
Arriving in theaters on November 2, 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, and Jessica Chastain.
"I wanted the post time to deliver on the nuance of the visual effects, not just the scale of them".
While her power grows immensely through these years, director Kinberg reveals that its Charles Xavier's growing ego that brings her in contact with her destiny. Technically 30 years have now passed since we first met some of this young cast of mutants, but in reality, it's only been 6 years for actors Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.More news: Eddie The Eagle director Dexter Fletcher signs up to make Queen film
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The issue also featured Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique. It was announced in June that she would return for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, despite her contract with having expired in 2016.
That being said, I'm already liking the fact that we're seemingly done rehashing the same old "persecuted mutants" angle that has been in almost every film.
The magazine also has some story details for the sequel, confirming that it takes place ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse and is set during 1992. It's time for the X-Men to finally be proper heroes, and Dark Phoenix sounds like it could be the movie they get to do thatt in.
Check out more X-Men: Dark Phoenix images below via EW.