X-Men: Dark Phoenix Every Confirmed Character
21st Century Fox is on the cusp of being acquired by Disney and completing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But that is not stopping Fox from getting ready for its busiest year with one of its staple franchises.
This movie will be the 7th X-Men Movie in the franchise but will follow the complicated time line that has been laid out in Days of Future Past. While directly following the events of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Where we see this new team come together for the first time.
This will be the second adaptation of the “Dark Phoenix Saga” storyline that is pulled directly from the comics. The first try coming back in 2006 as part of X-Men: The Last Stand. Followed by some mixed reviews of how it was treated in its original debut, fans are a little wary about this upcoming sequel.
The Dark Phoenix movie is set to focus on X-Men member Jean Grey. As she begins to acquire incredible and uncontrollable powers that turn her into the evil cosmic force known as the Dark Phoenix.
One of the most powerful mutants to ever make its presence known in the pages of Marvel Comics.
Now the other members of the X-Men team are forced to take action to save the life of their team member and the rest of the world.
So we wanted to look at who they have confirmed for the cast of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix Movie.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Confirmed Cast
Jennifer Lawrence – Raven / Mystique
In the comics along with the first film trilogy, the shapeshifting character know as Mystique is a super villain. She stands along side some of the worst villains know to mutant kind. But in the more recent X-Men movies she has transformed in a new way.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique is a de facto leader for the X-Men. Fans have been split by the decision to switch this characters storyline. But Jennifer Lawrence is a Hollywood icon that Fox will continue to put front and center as a part of this franchise.
Olivia Munn – Psylocke
The most underutilized mutantinX-Men: Apocalypse. Psylocke is a powerful female ninja psychic played by the talented Olivia Munn. She was first introduced as one of the 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse. It is not 100% confirmed that Psylocke is going to resurface in Dark Phoenix.
But Munn has headed out to Montreal at the same time production has started on the movie. Since we do not see Psylocke join the X-Men at the end of Apocalypse. We can assume that she is going to ally herself with Magneto as one of his Acolytes.
James McAvoy – Professor Charles Xavier
We all know that James McAvoy hates having his head shaved for this particular role. But he loves playing the character Charles Xavier more. So we will see the bald McAvoy in Dark Phoenix where he will put his powers up against this mighty cosmic force.
We saw Xavier cross minds with Jean Grey without the Phoenix Force in X-Men: Apocalypse during one of her nightmares. And the Professor was barely a match for her telepathic powers then, so we will see how things turn out when she is powered up.
Sophie Turner – Jean Grey / Phoenix
Sophie Turner made her X-Men debut as Jean Grey in Apocalypse. Where she was set up to endure a huge character arc. During the third act we see her reveal the power of Jean Grey when she is using the power of the Phoenix.
While also having nightmares of the world burning up in fire.But was Jean’s vision that of nuclear fire that could end the world in an apocalypse or did she see the Phoenix fire? In the end, Sophie Turner’s return was 100% guaranteed. You cannot move forward with the Dark Phoenix without Jean Grey.
Nicholas Hoult – Hank McCoy / Beast
Introduced as part of the original X-Men team back in the original First Class film. We see another lovable blue guy played by Nicholas Hoult in the form of the character Beast. Who has become a central part of the franchise reboot. So it is not surprising to hear the character is slated to return in the Dark Phoenix installment.
Michael Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
We only have rumors and speculations to go by when it comes to Lehnsherr’s involvement in this movie. And as always fans are divided over Michael Fassbender’s role as Magneto appearing in the X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie. The original comic book does not feature the character at all and this is the source material that the film will be based on.
Suggesting that we will see a truly one of a kind story behind his performance. The rumors swirl around Magneto taking on a Messianic role among his fellow mutants. Ruling over the mutant nation of Genosha and leading a religious group known as the Acolytes.
Evan Peters – Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Fox wanted Evan Peters to reprise his role as Quicksilver? This comes at no surprise as this super-speedster is a fan favorite. And has proved to be a highlight of the last two X-Men Movies. Particularly after Fox spent a small fortune creating phenomenal action scenes that show off his powers. We can only hope that we will see another Quicksilver centric scene in Dark Phoenix.
Evan Jonigkeit – Mortimer Toynbee / Toad
If you were not paying attention, you may have missed Jonigkeit playing the younger version of Toad in X-Men: Days of Future Past. As a member of the platoon of super powered soldiers who were about to be transported to Trask Industries for “study.”
And now there are rumors that he is set to return to the X-Men universe. With rumors swirling that Magneto will become a de facto cult leader in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Which would make sense to have one of his minions on board for the film to follow him.
Tye Sheridan – Scott Summers / Cyclops
Tye Sheridan took on the role of Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse. Where we first see the budding love between him and that of long time comic book love, Jean Grey. So we will have to see if his feelings for her will allow him to make the tough choices in this film.
But Sheridan had already confirmed that he has signed a repeat contract as part of this franchise. So the young star has always been a safe bet for this film.
Kodi Smit-McPhee – Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
The blue tailed teleporter is a fan favorite among the X-Men, who has finally joined the team on screen late in X-Men: Apocalypse. This time around he is introduced to us differently then before. As a much more fun loving and innocent version of the hero who is portrayed by Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Throughout his time in the comics, he has always been the heart and soul of the X-Men team who sees the best in everyone. But how will Nightcrawler handle his friend and teammate, Jean Grey’s descent into darkness?
Alexandra Shipp – Ororo Munroe / Storm
Following in the footsteps of Halle Barry, Shipp is the second film adaptation of Storm in the X-Men movies. Alexandra made her debut in the X-Men: Apocalypse movie where she wielded powers we have yet to see from Storm.
Even becoming a one of the 4 Horseman of Apocalypse alongside extremely powerful X-Men characters like Magneto. Even though nobody was surprised to see them switch sides during the final battle and joining the team. They might have been surprised to see that she ended Apocalypse as one of the most powerful members of the team.
With a star studded cast like this, the upcoming Dark Phoenix movie has the makings of a great film with the ability to avoid the mistakes made the first time around.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to be released in theaters November 2, 2018.
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