After much speculation, 20th Century Fox recently confirmed the main cast and director of its next main X-Men film, Dark Phoenix. Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with the sequel, which will see the return of cast members Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). Also, Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the villain, an alien empress called Lilandra.
Now, we have confirmation of another mutant joining the film. According to Entertainment Weekly, Dazzler will appear in Dark Phoenix. However, she will only have a small role in this movie. Dazzler is a pop star who has the ability to manipulate light, creating energy and light beams with sound vibrations.
We actually got a tease of Dazzler in a deleted scene from X-Men: Apocalypse, where we see her album. There were even rumors that Taylor Swift would play the character in that movie. (Obviously, that never happened.) With Dazzler now making her big screen debut in Dark Phoenix, expect an actress to be announced soon.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018.
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