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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to focus on its female characters

Last week we got our first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the next – and possibly final, following Disney’s takeover of Fox – instalment of the X-Men franchise, and now we have some further details on the film thanks to writer-director Simon Kinberg, who has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the movie will see a heavy focus on its female characters.

“I really wanted to acknowledge the strength of the women in the comic and in the actresses that we have and the central storyline demands it,” said Kinberg, with the outlet going on to note that “at one point, Mystique actually jokes to Charles that the group should be renamed the ‘X-Women’ due to how often the female characters save the male ones.”

Jean Grey actress Sophie Turner also elaborated on Kinberg’s comments, adding: “It’s really exciting. I think there’s such a revolution in superhero movies. I
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Simon Kinberg on course correcting the X-Men series with Dark Phoenix, confirms Genosha

After more than a decade serving as writer and producer on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, Simon Kinberg now finds himself behind the camera for the latest chapter of the main series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Earlier in the week we saw some first look images from the movie – Fox’s second attempt at adapting The Dark Phoenix Saga after the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand – and now Kinberg has been chatting to EW about the movie, stating that he intends on course correcting the series after mistakes made with the previous chapter, X-Men: Apocalypse.

“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters,” said Kinberg. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character… One of the things I went into this film wanting to do is obviously focus on the characters and give them
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The Week in Spandex – X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League, The Batman, Aquaman, The Incredibles 2 and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, Gambit, The Gifted, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Runaways, Marvel Rising, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, Justice League, Flashpoint, The Batman, Aquaman, Shazam, Nightwing, Justice League Dark, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Black Lightning, Krypton, Gotham, Watchmen, The Incredibles 2 and more…

After last week’s first look at Avengers: Infinity War, 20th Century Fox decided to give us our first glimpse at its big 2018 superhero team-up movie this week with the release of a batch of images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix featuring Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), director Simon Kinberg and Jessica Chastain’s as-yet-unrevealed villain
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Simon Kinberg talks X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Jean Grey’s transformation

Following hot on the heels of yesterday’s first look images [which we have for you here], long time X-Men writer-producer and debut director Simon Kinberg has been talking to Entertainment Weekly about next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and more specifically Jean Grey’s transformation into the Phoenix.

“Jean absorbs those solar flares and then hurls them back out into space,” said Kinberg. “That’s what triggers, awakens, creates this Phoenix force and voice inside her. What appears to the world to be another heroic victory by the X-Men in saving stranded people in space we realize is the the thing that begins the unraveling of Jean and the unraveling of secrets Charles told her.”

So, while we’re getting to see the X-Men in space, it seems that – as with Kinberg’s first attempt at The Dark Phoenix Saga, X-Men: The Last Stand – the Phoenix will be part of Jean Grey, rather than the
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix – new details and first images

Simon Brew Dec 8, 2017

The first details and pictures have landed for X-Men: Dark Phoenix...

20th Century Fox has begun to take the wraps off its third of three X-Men movies that it currently has on its 2018 release slate. The film in question is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is being directed by long-time X-Men producer and scribe, Simon Kinberg.

It promises something of a sea change for the comic book franchise that continually reinvents itself, with the series set to go into space in the new movie. Sophie Turner is playing Jean Grey, who will play a pivotal part in the film. Also in the cast are returnees James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp.

The big new addition to the cast is Jessica Chastain, who will be playing a thus-far unnamed shapeshifter in the movie. And Entertainment Weekly has now premiered a host of
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Has a Huge Twist Fans Won't See Coming

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Has a Huge Twist Fans Won't See Coming
Following the new photos from X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which offered our first look at Jessica Chastain's villain character, new plot details have surfaced. The latest report from Entertainment Weekly teases that the movie will feature some of the biggest set pieces in X-Men franchise history, the mutants' first trip to outer space along with, according to EW, "a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise." Sadly, no further details were given regarding said twist, but James McAvoy revealed that this is the darkest X-Men movie yet.

"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven. There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering."

While nothing about this twist has been revealed, there was a rumor that surfaced last month which revealed that writer-director Simon Kinberg intends to show just how powerful the Dark Phoenix is, by having
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Blowout Points To A Major Character Death

Evidence continues to mount that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will bump off a major character come 2018.

As part of Entertainment Weekly’s red-hot cover story, the outlet has revealed that Dark Phoenix will contain a “massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise.” Time travel? X-deaths? The end of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? All three, perhaps?

Granted, there are naturally a ton of unanswered questions ricocheting around social media in light of EW’s media dump, but if there’s one photo that’s sparked heated debate – more so than even the cover image of Jean Grey becoming one with the Phoenix Force – it’s the graveyard scene featuring Xavier (James McAvoy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Scott/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

That tells us two things: one, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will include a major death scene, and two, it’ll likely involve
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Jessica Chastain’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix Villain Seemingly Revealed As New Images Surface

As Hollywood’s leading studios begin to promote their assets leading up to 2018 (see: Infinity War, Fallen Kingdom), Entertainment Weekly has officially blown the lid off X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Simon Kinberg’s all-star tentpole that’s poised to ship the mutants off to space in November.

It’s a story that largely revolves around the young Jean Grey (Games of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner), who is left at the mercy of a blistering solar flare while on board the famous X-Jet, which, in turn, triggers a powerful transformation within the unsuspecting Jean. And it’s one that threatens to rock Professor X’s mutant school down to its very foundations.

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.
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First-look images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Following o from its cover reveal, EW has now posted a batch of first-look images from next year’s X-Men sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which includes shots of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), director Simon Kinberg and Jessica Chastain’s as-yet-unrevealed shape-shifting villain.

“[Mystique] has grown up a lot,” states Jennifer Lawrence. “She’s more maternal which surprised me. She starts to get more protective of the [school] children and Charles wants to push them to prove to the world that mutants can be good for humanity and I just see them as small children.”

“I would call Dark Phoenix a drama,” Lawrence continues. “We have really great action scenes and we go to space like within the first five minutes of the movie. So it’s definitely exciting but emotionally all these characters are taking the biggest,
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Here’s Your First Look At ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Entertainment Weekly has provided us with our very first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the 1990s-set X-Men movie coming to screens next year courtesy of Simon Kinberg. The outlet has provided us with a number of photos from the production, a film which takes place ten years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse.

“Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” director Simon Kinberg says of James McAvoy’s returning Charles Xavier.

“This is probably the most emotional X-Men we’ve done and the most pathos-driven,” star McAvoy adds. “There’s a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering.”

Also starring is Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), who appears in most of the first look images, all
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First X-Men 7 Photos Reveal Dark Phoenix

First X-Men 7 Photos Reveal Dark Phoenix
There's not a whole lot of information about the upcoming 2018 release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but we now have our first sneak peek and it looks pretty awesome. Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018, and will have Simon Kinberg at the helm. This will be his second time writing within the iconic storyline, as his first try was in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. Though he wrote the screenplay for Last Stand, he did not direct it, so this will be the director's debut in the storyline and it's something that he holds close to his heart. Sophie Turner is featured on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly and it's our first look at Jean Gray's turn to the dark side.

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
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EW Unveils Fiery First Look At Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey In X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Update: Several more photos from the film have been released by EW and can be seen in the gallery down below.

The Phoenix has awoken.

Entertainment Weekly has today unveiled a fiery first peek at Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey as she’ll appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the star-studded 2018 blockbuster coming by way of Simon Kinberg (The Twilight Zone).

Held up as the “most emotional, pathos-driven” X-Men movie of Fox’s ongoing prequel saga, Dark Phoenix takes place roughly 10 years after the events of Apocalypse, at a time when our core group of mutants – namely Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) – are celebrated as national heroes. But there’s trouble afoot.

Between Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) inflated ego – hell, he even lands on the cover of Time magazine – and the X-Jet being at the mercy of a potentially deadly solar flare,
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Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey featured on EW’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix cover, first plot details revealed

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the cover to the latest issue of its magazine, which features a first look at Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey for the next chapter in 20th Century Fox’s main X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Check it out here…

The site also offers up the first official plot details, confirming that the X-Men will be going cosmic, as well as potentially confirming those rumours about the Skrulls making an appearance:

After the team is 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 – played by Game of ThronesSophie Turner – the Phoenix. While Jean is both the hero and villain, Dark Phoenix also introduces an other-worldly (and for now, top secret) shape-shifter (Jessica Chastain), who attempts to manipulate Phoenix for her own agenda.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for release on November 2nd,
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Rumour: X-Men: Dark Phoenix to feature a major death

Despite filming wrapping last month and the film being less than a year away from release, we’ve had absolutely nothing in the way of marketing materials or official plot details for the next chapter of 20th Century Fox’s main X-Men series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

However, while we await some official news, That Hashtag Show has posted a rumour claiming that the movie will feature the death of a major X-Men character at the hands of Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey as she is overcome by the Phoenix Force. Apparently Jean will impale the character, with the site claiming that the victim will be either Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Professor X (James McAvoy) or Beast (Nicholas Hoult).

See Also: Rumour: The Skrulls to appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

One would assume if you know how a character dies, you’d probably be able to narrow it down to which character it is,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?

X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?
X-Men: Dark Phoenix may be killing off a major character from the franchise in a pretty brutal way. The Dark Phoenix Saga is not only one of the most beloved X-Men storylines, but it's one of the most iconic Marvel Comics stories ever. Period. And adapting it for the big screen was completely botched in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. But next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to take another crack at it and, at the very least, it sounds like the movie won't pull any punches.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. A new report claims that long-time franchise producer and writer Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to show the full range of Jean Grey's Phoenix powers in the movie. In order to do so, he's going to have her kill off one of the main character's that's
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New Meg Synopsis Has Jason Statham Fighting a 75-Foot Shark

Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for Meg, the studio's upcoming thriller that takes the shark movie genre to new lengths, quite literally. The last we heard about this movie was way back in January, when Steve Alten, who wrote the book that Meg is based on, stated that this will be an "edge-of-your-seat scary movie" that features a massive 70-foot shark, but this new plot synopsis straight from Warner Bros. states that the shark is even bigger, coming in at a whopping 75 feet long. Take a look at the official synopsis below.

"A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited
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Game Night Trailer Invites Jason Bateman to a Murder Mystery Party

Game Night Trailer Invites Jason Bateman to a Murder Mystery Party
New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for Game Night, the studio's upcoming action comedhy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein are directing, marking their second film as co-directors following Vacation. The filmmakers have assembled an all-star cast around Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams for this comedy about a group of friends whose innocent game night is taken to a whole new level.

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all part of the game...right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this "game," nor Brooks, are what they seem to be. Over
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Alexandra Shipp says X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be “accurate to the comics”

The last time that 20th Century Fox attempted an adaptation of the classic X-Men story arc The Dark Phoenix Saga, we ended up with 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, which saw the Phoenix pretty much taking a back seat in favour of the “mutant cure” storyline.

Well, Fox and The Last Stand writer Simon Kinberg are now taking a second stab at bringing the story to the screen with next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and while recent reports have suggested it will be “grounded” and “not too intergalactic” and may even include The Skrulls rather than the Shi’Ar Empire, Storm actress Alexandra Shipp has now claimed that the movie will be “very accurate to the comics.”

“As a fan of X-Men, you are going to be very happy, because I’m a huge fan of X-Men and so is our director, Simon Kinberg, who’s also writing and executive producing it,
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Rumour: The Skrulls to appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

During the San Diego Comic-Con in July, it was announced that The Skrulls are set to make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2019’s Captain Marvel movie.

However, if rumours are to be believed, we may have another Quicksilver scenario on our hands, as fan site Universo X-Men is reporting that the shape-shifting alien race is also set to feature in next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

According to the site, the film includes a scene at the United Nations building in New York, where Professor X and company are discussing mutant rights. However, the building subsequently comes under attack from alien ships, with actors reportedly sporting motion-capture suits and clearly identified as the Skrulls.

It has been widely reported that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will take the franchise cosmic, although it had been assumed that the Shi-ar Empire would feature in the movie, with Jessica Chastain portraying the Empress Lilandra.
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Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix both wrap production

2018 is going to be a big year for X-Men fans, with 20th Century Fox set to deliver not one, not two, but three mutant superhero movies. This past week we got a look at the first with the trailer for The New Mutants, and now comes word that both Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix have wrapped production.

Ryan Reynolds made the Deadpool 2 announcement on Facebook with the following post…

Meanwhile, writer, producer and first-time director Simon Kinberg took to Instagram to announce a wrap on Dark Phoenix…

Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain,
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