‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’: Simon Kinberg Announces Filming Has Wrapped

X-Men Dark PhoenixDirector Simon Kinberg has announced via Instagram that X-Men: Dark Phoenix has officially wrapped.

This is the first X-Men film Kinberg himself is directing, after being involved with the saga for years and having acted as a producer and writer on Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. In addition to directing the film, Kinberg has written the script for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and will also produce the project alongside Hutch Parker and Lauren Schuler Donner.

Kinberg posted a picture from the set, which you can check out below:

That's a wrap. #darkphoenix #xmenmovies 11.2.18

A post shared by Simon Kinberg (@simondavidkinberg) on

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

Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summer/Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Monroe/Storm, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Jessica Chastain in a currently unspecified role.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently slated to hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018.

Source: Instagram

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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.

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  • Swaggersaurus

    Didn’t they just start shooting?

  • Marquis de Sade

    Dang, earlier today it was announced that DEADPOOL wrapped production, now XMEN: THE DARK PHOENIX WRAPPED…Meanwhile, dcfu’s jla is still fine tuning their 19 month moneypit production.