20th Century Fox released the first images of Dark Phoenix, but they also revealed new details about the plot of the film.
The beginning of the transformation of Jean Gray in the Phoenix was presented in X-Men: Apocalypse, but that process is not going to have a quick change since Dark Phoenix takes place a decade after the events of that film. Her power has grown immensely at that time, of course, but director Simon Kinberg reveals that it is the growing ego of Charles Xavier that finally puts her in touch with her destiny.
“Pride is starting to make the best of it, and it’s pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” Kinberg told to media.
That pride is manifested through the growing popularity of the X-Men, something they had not experienced before. That team consists of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Quicksilver (Evan Peters).
One would think that the students would have that problem, but they should think that it is very good for Xavier (played once again by James McAvoy) to be also recognized for his hard work. That said, it will push the team to extend its influence even more, and that results in the team undertaking a space rescue mission, which puts the X-Jet in contact with a solar flare.
That flare is what will ignite the immensely powerful Phoenix force that Jean has inside her, and as you can see from the beginning, that probably will not be a fluid process. The studio describes Dark Phoenix as the “most sinister and grim” film of the X-Men franchise, and it takes a huge twist in the middle of the movie that “will change the course of the franchise.”
The X-Men will fight for the soul of Jean against the Phoenix that is trying to take full charge of his ship and will play that role to the maximum effect. The actress who plays Jean Gray, Sophie Turner, studied schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders.
Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2, 2018.