Men: Dark Phoenix - Fiery First Image Revealed


We knew X-Men: Dark Phoenix would retell the classic X-Men storyline bungled in 2006's The Last Stand - and now we know how it will do that.

As the holidays near, 20th Century Fox has delivered a gift of goodies to X-Men fans.

The concept art that appeared in Entertainment Weekly speaks to Turner's starring role in her new film. Check out the EW cover with the first look at Turner below. Longtime X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut, revealing in a a recent Entertainment Weekly article that Jennifer Lawrence encouraged him to make the jump to the director's chair.

Mystique, Beast, Quicksilver, and Magneto could meet their end at the hands of the Dark Phoenix, or perhaps Jean herself is going to die.

The result is the team's first trip into space where a mission gone awry awakens none other than, you guessed it, The Phoenix Force within Sophie Turner's Jean Grey.

Jessica Chastain looks fierce donning a blonde do in a first-look image for "Dark Phoenix".

"Dark Phoenix" moves the story forward another decade, set in 1992, where the X-Men are beloved heroes now. However, Chastain is rocking the silver locks. It also meant the Phoenix saga in that film never existed, so Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg has free reign to tell the story the way it was meant to be told. She's more maternal which surprised me.

The "Dark Phoenix" will rise again in the next installment of Marvel's "X-Men".

That wouldn't typically be a big mystery, but the X-Men movies have hopped around a bit in the timeline, with one of the films rewriting parts of the timeline entirely.

Deadline broke details about the cast in June. Star James McAvoy describes Dark Phoenix as "probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven", which is definitely not the same exact thing every star says about every superhero movie they're involved with. The main "young mutants" introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse are also back: Sophie Turner as the titular Jean Grey/Phoenix, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler.