One of the many X-Men films that is coming out next year is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will be directed by Simon Kinberg who is making his directorial debut with this movie. With most of the cast members back for the new X-Men film, production is set to start this year, but we barely know anything about the movie other than that it will adapt the Dark Phoenix Saga.
However, thanks to Nerdist, we may now finally have a few new details, particularly about Michael Fassbender’s character Erik Lensherr a.k.a. Magneto. The iconic mutant is reportedly getting a new costume which is supposedly going to have a cult leader vibe to it, suggesting that we might be seeing Magneto leading a group of mutants in this story. Could we be seeing the Acolytes appearing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix as the site suggests? Only time will tell.
The second part of Nerdist’s report says that the new X-Men movie will feature the appearance of Genosha, the fictional country in the comics that Magneto ended up turning into a safe haven for mutants. While the original X-Men films did feature Genosha, it was depicted an island rather than as a country. However, given how X-Men: Days of Future Past essentially reset the timeline of the films, Dark Phoenix has the opportunity now to portray Genosha closer to the comics than the previous films.
Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, starring James McAvoy as Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy a.k.a. Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner a.k.a. Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver and Lamar Johnson, is slated to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
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 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 focus 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.
Did I miss your favorite character? Well, let me know in the comment section why they should be included! So hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big-screen next!