After years of working on X-Men films, Simon Kinberg is finally taking the director's chair for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. 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.
Check them out:
Looking at the image of the space shuttle, this movie is said to be the first time the X-Men will be venturing into space. We also have some story details for the movie here about how the Phoenix will awaken inside Jean Grey:
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.
With the Dark Phoenix storyline already tackled in X-Men 3: The Last Stand, I'm curious on how Kinberg is planning to bring something new to the table. With the Fox acquisition by Disney, I'm just hoping they give X-Men a full reboot. I hope they keep Deadpool the way he is though; Ryan Reynolds just soars as Wade Wilson.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters Nov. 2, 2018.