X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Fiery First Image Revealed

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The first image from the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been released. The next movie in the long-running superhero franchise hits theaters in November next year, and will focus on the classic Dark Phoenix saga from Marvel's comic books.

The image comes via Entertainment Weekly and shows Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. Jean becomes corrupted by Phoenix Force that provides her with her powers, forcing her to turn them against the X-Men. Check it out below:

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EW also features an interview with Turner, who talks about taking on this challenging role. "It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening," she said. "What happens when the person you love the most falls into darkness? I have to go from broken-down Jean to this confident, arrogant, know-it-all character within milliseconds."

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on November 2, 2018. It is directed by Simon Kinberg, who has served as a writer and producer on the X-Men series for more then a decade. Many of the cast from previous movies are set to return, including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Jessica Chastain plays the villainous role of Lilandra Neramani.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is one of the three X-Men movies due for release in 2018, with The New Mutants and Deadpool 2 due in April and June respectively. A scary, horror-influenced first trailer for The New Mutants was released in October, while the unconventional marketing for Deadpool 2 continued this week with a request for Brazilian tattoos.

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man, this is going to be really bad lol

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Much like the jump to the Kahn storyline in the second of the new Star Trek movies, the immediate jump to the Phoenix storyline is a bad move. The reason the Phoenix and Wrath of Kahn stories work so well is because they had earned the right to major plot events through much character building over a long period of time. Spock's and Jean's deaths were big deals because we watched them develop over time and saw their relationships solidify with the other characters. We were actually invested in the characters instead of Hollywood telling us we should like these movies because the source material was a big deal. Guess what I'm saying in a long winded way is Hollywood wants all the payoff without putting in the work.

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Someone may want to tell Hollywood this isn’t the only storyline in the X Men universe. Plus the actress sucks and the new Jean hasn’t even been established in the reboot...this movie is going to suuuuuuuck.

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90's X-Men cartoon is 100000000 times better than these films!

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@billy90rickey: Famke was gorgeous, but she can’t play a young Jean Grey anymore.

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@billy90rickey: Need glasses much?

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@billy90rickey: what a stupid comment

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@billy90rickey: First off, who is Jen? Secondly, Famke is a little old to be playing early 20-something Jean. She's 53 now. Thirdly, although I don't blame Famke, her Jean was never very impressive. Fourthly, if you think Sophie Turner is ugly, you need to visit an eye doctor ASAP.