‘X-Men’ Star Jessica Chastain Blasts ‘Game Of Thrones’: ‘Rape Is Not A Tool’

X-Men star Jessica Chastain took to her official Twitter account to voice her criticism of the most recent Game of Thrones episode in regards to a scene featuring Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark.

The latest episode of Game of Thrones featured a reunion between Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark and Sandor Clegane/The Hound, the former personal bodyguard of the deceased King Joffrey who protected Sansa on more than one occasion before fleeing King’s Landing. During their conversation, Sansa recounted the physiological and sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of Petyr Baelish and Ramsay Bolton, which the Hound noted would not have happened had she left King’s Landing with him. Sansa replied by telling the Hound, “Without Littlfinger, Ramsay, and the rest I would have stayed a little bird all my life.”

Since the episode aired, many have criticized the Game of Thrones writers and showrunners for characterizing Sansa’s rape as a character building experience. Now, Jessica Chastain, who co-stars with Sophie Turner in the upcoming X-Men film titled Dark Phoenix, has taken to Twitter to express her own criticism of the controversial writing in the recent episode of Game of Thrones:

“Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. A woman doesn’t need to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. The #littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone. #GameOfThrones

What are your thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones controversy? Do you agree with Jessica Chastain’s comments? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday while Jessica Chastain and Sophie Turner’s X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, hits theaters in one month.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Dark Phoenix is set to be the final installment of the current iteration of the X-Men franchise under Twentieth Century Fox before the film series is rebooted under the Marvel and Disney umbrella.

Dark Phoenix will be released in theaters on June 7, 2019, and Game of Thrones airs at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.

Source: Jessica Chastain

New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed

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Dark Phoenix X-Men Jean Grey Sophie TurnerNew character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.

This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.

You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jean Grey Sophie Turner

Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix 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:

“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX.  During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all.  Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet.  The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”

Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Source: IGN

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Professor X James McAvoy

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Mystique Jennifer Lawrence

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Magneto Michael Fassbender

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Beast Nicholas Hoult

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Cyclops Tye Sheridan

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Storm Alexandra Shipp

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Quicksilver Evan Peters

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Nightcrawler Kodi Smit-McPhee

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jessica Chastain

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