Sophie made her debut as the young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, but she's getting the standalone movie she deserves.
It's unclear if that's the extent of the space travel in Dark Phoenix, but there's plenty of it in the comics.
That's her burning up on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly, giving us our first look at next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix. EW reports that her character will be a shape-shifter and will attempt to manipulate Phoenix for her own dark agenda. Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy, returning for a fourth film), is sending the team on increasingly daring missions as their renown grows, and he finally dispatches them to the final frontier. Now, Lawrence has revealed that long-time X-Men contributor Simon Kinberg directing this film is a big part of why she signed back on 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. X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the next installment in Fox's mutant shared universe, is hitting theaters in a little less than a year.More news: Israeli missile targets military base near Damascus
Jessica Chastain looks fierce donning a blonde do in a first-look image for "Dark Phoenix". "This definitely passes the Bechdel test, and I don't know how many comic-book films can say that".
In June, it was announced Chastain was in talks to join the cast as a villain.
At the very least his focus on apparently Turner's Jean and Chastain's unnamed character caught Chastain's interest, an actor with very passionate and public views on the role of women in film. Lawrence is also thrilled about the new environment. In The Dark Phoenix Saga, Jean Grey, as Phoenix, exiles herself to outer space to protect the X-Men only to start a war with an entire alien race known as the Shi'ar Empire. Still Kinberg has a long history with the franchise, having written or co-written the screenplays for X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: The Last Stand.
This wouldn't be a proper Phoenix movie if someone didn't die and X-Men: Dark Phoenix knows it.