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Sophie Turner Goes Up in Flames in First Look at ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

20th Century Fox’s Marvel Universe is getting dark next year not just with full-on horror film The New Mutants, but also a proper adaptation of Jean Grey’s “Dark Phoenix” tale.

Via EW today comes your first look at actress Sophie Turner as a fiery Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, directed by Simon Kinberg and arriving in late 2018.

“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.”

Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” Kinberg says. 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 (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner)— the Phoenix.”

EW notes that the film will be “the most sinister, and somber, chapter in the saga,” with a “massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise.”

Jessica Chastain and Evan Peters also star.

Look for Dark Phoenix to light up the big screen on November 2, 2018.



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COMMENTS

41 Comments
  • Barry El Beardo

    Dark Phoenix: A XXX Porn Parody?

    • Meatwad

      I’d watch that over this crapfest that will be coming out.

  • Josh Nitsche

    Here we go again.. The Dark Phoenix Storyline. Is that really all they could come up with? A remake?

    • James

      No so much a remake but an actual adaptation after the last horrid attempt.

      • Josh Nitsche

        I still feel like it’s too soon to do this one. There’s been no build up to it and, above all else, it’s going to feel repetitive no matter what.

        • J Jett

          Josh, even though i’m looking forward to this new film, i agree 100% that it’s being rushed. it is indeed WAY too soon and there has barely been any build up. i’m one of the very few (apparently!) who loved X-MEN 3. at least the first 3 X-MEN films built up Jean’s descent into Phoenix. this
          new Phoenix gig (with Sophie) went to 10 to 100 in just one film. no build up.

          • Josh Nitsche

            Yes, exactly. I’m excited to see James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, but, I’d be much more excited if they chose a different villain. I feel like there were so many to choose from, so I don’t know why they needed to go with Dark Phoenix again. I look forward to Disney’s acquisition of the characters. I feel like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) was the best part of the original series, so, if they’re going to introduce a new actor in the role, I think it’s just better to reboot the whole thing at this point.

    • Brad

      Nah, lets do Spider-man which has already been rebooted twice. That’s better, right?

      • Josh Nitsche

        Considering Spider-Man Homecoming wasn’t a remake of any previous Spider-Man films, than yes, it is much better. You’re right.

        • Brad

          It is. Its a reboot of the same damn thing we’ve seen two times already. Oh, wait, now Iron Man has joined in to give some smart ass comments

          • Josh Nitsche

            The only connection Homecoming has to any other Spider-Man films is Spider-Man and Aunt May. New villain, new partners, new creative team, new universe.

            X-Men is the same Universe, same writer, same continuity, same villain, same characters. If you don’t see the difference, then you’re a blind fanboy.

          • Brad

            its a reboot of a franchise which has already been done twice.

          • Josh Nitsche

            You mean like Planet of the Apes? Yea, that turned out pretty great actually. What was your point again?

          • Brad

            Cool? Glad we brought up a totally random movie.

          • Josh Nitsche

            You brought up a franchise that has had two reboots, so did I. It’s quite simple really. Look, if you can’t keep up, you’re going to have to sit at the kids table.

          • Brad

            Which is not a super hero franchise which means nothing in a superhero conversation.

          • Josh Nitsche

            Ha. Who cares if it’s a superhero movie. That means dick. You mentioned a second reboot as a bad thing, I very clearly gave an example of it being a good thing. I don’t want to have to dumb myself down for you. Please try to follow along.

          • Brad

            How about you keep the conversation on track and not introduce a franchise which is not about superhero’s.

          • Josh Nitsche

            Is Superman not a superhero to you?

          • Brad

            Not in the Marvel/Fox discussion, no.

          • Josh Nitsche

            If you have to marginalize to prove a point, than you don’t have one. 😉

          • Brad

            I’m not going to bother.

  • Meatwad

    Oh goodie, lookie here… JLaw is going to be in it as Mystique (probably no blue makeup cause she hates and the studio has to appease her). My guess is that JLaw will also single handily save the world The End.

    • J Jett

      that’s my big fear with this new film too. i’m sick to death of Jennifer hogging the latest XMEN films. i used to hate that Wolverine hogged them but now it’s Jennifer doing it. it makes me wish it was back to Wolverine doing this. lol.

      • Meatwad

        Lots of pandering to JLaw ‘the superstar’. The character is mainly a villain to begin with and they’ve changed so much to taylor Mystique into someone she’s not. As an old X-Men fan I hate it.

  • I can’t wait for this (though it’s a little soon for the Dark Phoenix Saga). I hope they do a few more films set in the 1990s, the same era as the classic animated series.

  • WALKTER

    Fox is hooked on phonics . . . . I mean phoenix. When will they just give up already? Sell the bloody thing to Disney and finally make some real money off of the property. Silly buggars.

    • Brad

      Not all of us like the crappy Disney Marvel films.

      • zombie84_41

        truth. I love my marvel movies insanse and violent. i understand some cant be like this. i dont want a R spiderman or iron man or thor those are good as PG-13 movies but x-men needs to be R

        • WALKTER

          “insanse” lol, my new favorite word.

          • zombie84_41

            I’m just not going to type shit on my phone anymore because the fucking thing draws a line through what I’m trying to type. And than you get words like this. But I do like it too I say we coin it.

      • WALKTER

        Yeah I’m not really a Marvel guy either, I enjoyed Iron Man and that new Spiderman, but I know nothing about the rest of those Avengers characters. The X-Men though? I grew up with those comics and cartoons, I should like those movies, but I don’t and can’t, regardless of how many chances I give the damned things..
        I just think Fox should stop pushing the rope and try pulling instead.

        • Brad

          Well, this is only the second Dark Phoenix Fox has done with the X-Men films. It’s one of my favorite stories so I hope it turns our good.

          Fox probably develops movies based upon the mot memorable stories, and Dark Phoenix (along with Days of Future Past) is one of them.

          I did enjoy the animated version back in the day.

          • J Jett

            i just have a bad feeling that this new Phoenix film will focus more on Jennifer Lawrence/Mystique (she’s horrible in the role imo) than on Jean/Phoenix.

        • J Jett

          WALKTER, have you been watching THE GIFTED tv show? it’s pretty good!

    • sedoi

      and turn everything into family-friendly joke fest? no, please.

  • zombie84_41

    for the love of god i hope this and new mutants turns out fantastic and i hope they both be R

  • Biscoito18

    Love it!
    Jessica Chastain S2

  • J Jett

    even though Famke will always be the true Jean Grey, i think Sophie is doing a good job in the role. the pix above are fantastic!

  • ShadowInc

    Is this going to be another Jennifer Laurence and the Xmen film?

  • BreeBennett

    30 years after First Class and they still look the same, like they haven’t aged a day.

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