Jessica Chastain Says She Is Not Playing Lilandra In ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

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Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain recently wrapped her first day on X-Men: The Dark Phoenix and has taken to Instagram to reveal that she will not be playing Lilandra.

Although exact details on Chastain’s role were never officially announced, it was widely believed that she would be playing Lilandra, the empress of an alien empire called the Shi’ar who leads the quest to imprison and execute Dark Phoenix. Now, Chastain has revealed that she is not playing the aforementioned Marvel Comics character in a comment on her official Instagram account:

“Hey folks, want a scoop? Im not playing Lilandra…..”

You can view Chastain’s comments in the post below!

Who else do you think Jessica Chastain could be playing? Share your thoughts below!

The film will adapt the Dark Phoenix Saga comic book storyline where Jean Grey struggled to control and succumbed to the Phoenix Force within.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will also star Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Jessica Chastain.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 2nd, 2018.

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So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.

There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.

Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • Joe Bones

    This is not good news.

  • Fenix

    Maybe she’s Deathbird.