First Photos From X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Are Fire

Jay Jacobs
December 10, 2017

What's interesting here is that these details are implying that rather than being a cosmic force that encounters Jean (as in various iterations of the comics canon), the Phoenix is something that's always been inside Jean, just waiting for the right trigger to appear.

Having played her mutant character, Mystique, in two X-Men films at that point, Lawrence was really sick of one aspect of her role: being painted blue.

The first pictures from the movie certainly look like a lot of time and care went into the production process and the crew still has a little less than a year to keep tinkering. It is more lighter toned and alien-esque. Her deal expired with 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse", so she had a possible out.

Simon Kinberg is writing and directing the film, marking his directorial debut. "Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing, he said something like, 'If I direct it, you have to do it, ' and I was like, 'Of course!" It had always been rumored that the movie would have some of its storyline in outer space and that has been proven to be true by the new feature. But now, along with the first look, director Kinberg finally lets fans know what will happen in the X-Men movie.

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.

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"Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions".

After the lukewarm critical and commercial performance of X-Men: Apocalypse, Fox took their most lucrative superhero franchise into a new direction, encouraged by the reception to Deadpool and Logan.

Entertainment Weekly has released the cover of their next issue which features our very first look at the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix!

"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven", star James McAvoy says. "There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering." . Also in the cast are returnees James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to open in theaters on November 2, 2018.

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