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MEN: DARK PHOENIX Plot Explained

MEN: DARK PHOENIX Plot Explained

Then again, while Sophie Turner's character is primed for a huge and potentially tragic arc in Dark Phoenix - the film has been described as the "most emotional" entry in Fox's prequel saga - there's another entity to consider: Jessica Chastain's mystery villain.

Sophie will still be portraying her X-Men character of Jean Grey, who showed off her power in 2016′s Apocalypse.

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.

Based partially on Chris Claremont's comic, Phoenix will feature some of the series' biggest set pieces to date, including the X-Men's first trip to outer space. But that's giving Xavier a growing ego that's becoming a liability for the team.

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.

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"I would call Dark Phoenix a drama", Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly in a quote accompanying the funeral image. "Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions", Kinberg says. But if one or more of these incredibly busy actors signed a contract to return for just one more X-Men movie, that might make sense. "There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering".

Turner said "It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening".

As you can see in the photo, Lawrence's Mystique makeup has taken on a lighter and more alien-esque appearance; in fact, she looks like a blue version of "The Newcomers" race from the Alien Nation franchise.

We also know a little more about the mysterious character Jessica Chastain will play: it's an "otherworldly shapeshifter who comes into contact with Phoenix".


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