Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner took a shot at X-Men: The Last Stand, saying the upcoming film is more faithful to the beloved storyline.
Fox is attempting to do Chris Claremont’s famous Marvel comics storyline justice after the negative response to Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Simon Kingberg served as a writer on the 2006 film and is now trying to make up for it by tackling the latest film as a first-time director. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sophie Turner says the upcoming film is far more accurate than X-Men The Last Stand:
“Dark Phoenix done right.”
While Sophie Turner is known for her role on Game of Thrones, the actress admits Dark Phoenix might be the hardest work she’s ever had to do:
“Every other scene in Dark Phoenix is, like, the most intense scene I’ve ever done,”
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“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”
The upcoming film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.
Source: Rolling Stone