Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Jessica Chastain's Villain Looks Fierce in 'Dark Phoenix' First Look

Jessica Chastain's Villain Looks Fierce in 'Dark Phoenix' First Look

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. Check it out in the gallery below, along with the first photos from the upcoming X-Men film. Now, I know you're thinking to yourself "why are they redoing the Dark Phoenix storyline" when they already royally messed it up with X-Men: The Last Stand.

Jennifer Lawrence is back as Mystique, looking blue-er than ever.

So, for those keeping track, the timeline goes X-Men: First Class (1962), X-Men: Days of Future Past (1973), X-Men: Origins: Wolverine (1981), X-Men: Apocalypse (1983), Dark Phoenix (1992), X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), The Wolverine (2013), Deadpool (2016), The New Mutants (2018), Deadpool 2 (2018), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2023), and Logan (2029). In Dark Phoenix, Jean and the team will head to space for a rescue mission and encounter obstacles along the way. The team's latest mission sends them into outer space - where they're hit with a solar flare that awakens a powerful, and power-mad, force within Jean. We don't have a trailer for the film yet, but thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we get a whole new bunch of images for the film. I'm not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles.

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Things are really beginning to heat up for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It will also star James McAvoy, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp. Kinberg also reveals in the cover story that he asked for a longer post-production period than usual to "deliver on the nuance of the visual effects", which is great news. Dark Phoenix "becomes a fight for Jean's soul as Phoenix threatens to overtake her mind and divide the X-Men, particularly Jean and her mentor, Charles".

This wouldn't be a proper Phoenix movie if someone didn't die and X-Men: Dark Phoenix knows it.

This time, it's being directed by the guy who co-wrote the last time, Simon Kinberg.

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