The main X-Men series returns for a new (and final?) installment next fall with Dark Phoenix, the second adaptation of the beloved story arc. We recently read Entertainment Weekly’s coverage, which teased the film’s emotional stakes and 1990s setting. Now, we have some more details on the movie’s ambitions.
Speaking with Empire Magazine (via X-Men Films), Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner speaks very highly of the film, saying that it’ll take the superhero genre to new heights. “We are revolutionizing it. We wanted to create a whole new genre of superhero movie.” As for how it compares to past X-Men films, Turner says it’s a “dark, gritty drama.”
Turner also has nothing but praise for Simon Kinberg, who is making his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix. “Simon has been the brain behind X-Men for years, and it’s really exciting to have what feels like one of our own rise up and take hold of the franchise, and direct it in the way that he sees it. I have to say he’s one of the best director I’ve ever worked with. He’s so passionate and collaborative.” For her comments on preparing for emotional scenes, click HERE.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018. The 13th installment of the X-Men series stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Simon Kinberg writes and directs.