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Justin Trudeau Meets the X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX’ Cast

June 27, 2017


James McAvoy has shared a photo of the cast of 20th Century FOX’s upcoming and anticipated X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX on the Montréal set with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The photo features McAvoy (in Professor X shaved head), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey/Phoenix), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), producer Hutch Parker and writer/director Simon Kinberg.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix features the return of Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the villain, Lilandra. An empress of the Shi’ar Empire, Lilandra leads an alien race that is in search of and eager to eradicate the Phoenix Force. Sophie Turner will reprise her role as Jean Grey, the host of the Phoenix Force and the subject of the Shi’ar’s search. The light-emitting popstar mutant Dazzler will also appear, though remains to be cast.

Writer and producer Simon Kinberg will write and direct the film. Kinberg has confirmed already that the next X-Men film would jump ahead of ten years from Apocalypse, offering a 1990s setting for the sequel. The X-Men comics saw a commercial boom during the 90s, following character redesigns by Jim Lee, which went on to be the basis for the fan-favorite animated series.

In addition, three cast members from the other mutant movie in production, X-Men: The New Mutants have been sharing photos from the Boston set. Those featured includes Anya Taylor-Joy (Magik), Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane), Blu Hunt (Mirage) and Henry Zaga (Sunspot).

The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone and has confirmed that the film will be “a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe”, with no costumes or supervillains. The plot is rumored to revolve around five teenage mutants held in a secret facility trying to get a handle on their dangerous powers. Shooting for a PG-13 rating, the film feature a script by Boone and his childhood friend, producer Knate Lee. Production is set to start before July.

The New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982. Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants follows on a group of teenage mutants as heroes in training in the Marvel universe. The feature is expected to be a departure from the sci-fi action genre of the other X-Men films and instead described as “a Stephen King meets John Hughes” style horror movie.

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