Jessica Chastain’s as-of-yet unidentified villain in Darkish Phoenix will battle all members of the X-Males directly. Her character is certainly one of many mysteries surrounding the follow-up to Bryan Singer’s X-Males: Apocalypse in 2016.
Following the tease on the finish of X-Males: Apocalypse, the most recent entry within the X-Males franchise will see a darkish and harmful cosmic power manifest inside Jean Gray (Sophie Turner), inflicting her to spiral uncontrolled. Consequently, the mutant heroes won’t solely must battle certainly one of their very own, however a race of aliens searching for to manage her powers. X-Males tales have confronted criticism lately, with even the comic-book characters lamenting the repetitive nature of their tales, and the primary trailer for Darkish Phoenix solely exacerbated these cries, with many claiming that it feels too just like The Final Stand. Nonetheless, many stay hopeful, particularly following the information that Darkish Phoenix will draw from the favored “Secret Invasion” storyline.
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Talking at a CCXP 2018 presentation for Darkish Phoenix (by way of: Twitter consumer Lodix1), Chastain helped whet followers’ appetites even additional. To large cheers from the gang, the actress revealed that the movie will characteristic a really epic superhero showdown between her mysterious character, who’s credited merely as Smith, and all the X-Males crew concurrently – which would possibly embrace everybody from Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) to Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) himself. Her character is reportedly a part of an alien race making an attempt to make use of Jean for their very own nefarious ends, which will consequently carry her into direct battle with the X-Males. On condition that her character can deal with all of them single-handedly will little question result in livid hypothesis as to what character from the comics she is enjoying.
Chastain clearly relished the concept of battling the entire X-Males, describing her character as “robust” and expressing that she had “a number of enjoyable.” She isn’t any stranger to enjoying commanding characters, having performed such characters in Molly’s Sport and Zero Darkish Thirty, and persevering with to take action in subsequent 12 months’s IT: Chapter Two because the grownup model of Beverly Marsh. Given the in depth assortment of heroes she’ll be going through, nevertheless, Darkish Phoenix guarantees Chastain’s hardest character but.
Chastain makes no point out of when the battle will happen, although logic would dictate that it will be on the movie’s climax, when the crew comes collectively to conquer the menace. It might, nevertheless, happen a lot earlier within the runtime. Set pictures revealed a funeral scene, suggesting that an early battle would possibly consequence within the dying of one of many central heroes, thus elevating pressure and upping the stakes. Plus, ought to Chastain’s character in the end win Jean over to her aspect, it might make the third act all of the extra highly effective, with the X-Males preventing greater than only a bodily battle, however a last, emotional battle for Jean’s very soul. Regardless of the case could also be, ought to Darkish Phoenix be one of many final outings earlier than a possible MCU reboot, it stands to exit on a excessive notice – and decidedly extra Logan than X-Males: The Final Stand.
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Key Launch Dates
- X-Males: Darkish Phoenix (2019) launch date: Jun 07, 2019
- New Mutants (2019) launch date: Aug 02, 2019
- Gambit (2020) launch date: Mar 13, 2020
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