X-Men: New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Image Shows A Distressed Jean Grey

And how could she not be? A recently shared photo from the upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix showcases Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey looking a bit troubled.

Again, how could she not be? She’s a powerful mutant with telepathic abilities, being overtaken by this cosmic Phoenix Force, and she has to make sure that the Stark name lives on…no wait, that’s the wrong universe. Never mind. But we’re in the year where Dark Phoenix will hit theaters this summer and the next X-Men installment is set to take us to new heights. Literally, in fact, since we’re headed to space, but have a look at the new image from USA Today showcasing Jean Grey in all her mutant glory:

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There’s no context for the image, mind you, but check out the police tape behind Jean Grey there. Based on the trailer and what we’ve seen so far from Dark Phoenix, could this at all be related to the incident in Red Hook where Jean let loose? Or perhaps she, like any mutant, is just having an off-day? Either way, it looks like Jean Grey’s in a bit of trouble. And judging from what we’ve seen, it may take all of the X-Men and even more in order to combat the might that is the Phoenix Force.

What do you think of this new image of Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix? What are your hopes and expectations in new trailers before the film’s release this summer? And what are your hopes for the future of the X-Men franchise, whether at Fox or otherwise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Dark Phoenix is written and directed by Simon Kinberg and stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.

Source: USA Today

What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

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