Sophie Turner is incredibly excited for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, as the Game of Thrones actress claims the movie will revolutionize superhero movies.
In the latest issue of Empire, Sophie Turner spoke highly of director-writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who is making his directorial debut with this movie. Turner noted that the movie challenged her as an actress, as she had to carry many emotional scenes on her own. Here’s what Sophie Turner had to say:
“I kept saying to Simon [Kinberg], ‘Oh good, that’s done. Now I only have, like seven huge emotional scenes to go,’ It was a real challenge. Simon has been the brain behind X-Men for years, and it’s really exciting to have what feels like one of our own rise up and take hold of the franchise, and direct it in the way that he sees it. I have to say he’s one of the best director I’ve ever worked with. He’s so passionate and collaborative.”
When asked about the tone being set for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Sophie Turner claimed that audiences should expect ‘dark, gritty drama’:
“We are revolutionizing it. We wanted to create a whole new genre of superhero movie.”
It seems as though Sophie Turner may not have received the memo on the whole “dark, gritty superhero drama” being done before with The Dark Knight Trilogy and a few others both before and after it, but hey — it’s admittedly a new direction for the X-Men movie franchise (not counting the last Wolverine spin-off, Logan).
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released on November 2, 2018. The film stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier (Professor X), Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), Sophie Turner as Jean Grey (Dark Phoenix), Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers (Cyclops), Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff (Quicksilver), Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy (Beast), Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), and Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe (Storm). Jessica Chastain will also appear in the movie in an unspecified role.