Funko has revealed a new Dark Phoenix Pop! figure featuring the X-Men character in a comic-accurate costume.
Earlier this week, toy company Funko released a series of waves of different products coming later this year. During their Marvel wave, they revealed this awesome comic-accurate Dark Phoenix Pop! figure, for your collection:
The reveal also included two Hot Topic variations, one which includes a flare behind the figure and another one that glows in the dark, as well as a Walmart version which will be the regular Pop! but will glow in the dark. These new figures are an updated version of another Dark Phoenix Pop! Funko which released some years ago.
Funko also announced that a Rock Candy version, another one of their lines featuring taller toys, will also come along these Pop! figures. Although they didn’t announce launch dates, it’s safe to assume that these will be coming out sometime later this year.
Bear in mind that these Dark Phoenix Funko Pop!s are not related to the Dark Phoenix film set to release later this year. This is a more comic accurate version that can translate into a more universal take of what the character looks like.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix seems to be the last of the X-Men related films in the current continuity. The New Mutants film has reportedly been pushed back once again, to September 2, and some rumors point to it possibly being released on Hulu without a theatrical run. Notwithstanding, this is all pending the Disney/FOX deal being done sometime this year.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”
The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.
‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Casting Call Hints At Rogue, Dazzler &…
This week we got the announcement that Simon Kinberg will be making his directorial debut with the next X-Men film, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. In addition to that, most of the cast members are returning and there is a chance we’ll be getting Jessica Chastain as the villainous Lilandra, the empress of the alien empire Shi’ar.
But it appears that X-Men: Dark Phoenix is adding a lot of new characters, including several mutants for the upcoming installment. That Hashtag Show revealed recently that the production is casting a total of sixteen new characters, with some being filled in leading and supporting capacity. According to That Hashtag Show, some of these names might be code names for actual comic book characters.
“[HIROSHI]: Male, Early- Mid 20s, Japanese, brash Tokyo punk kid with an attitude. Although Hiroshi is young, he can command the attention of a room and is always ready for a fight. Must be able to speak English fluently, but open to an accent (could be Japanese, British…)…LEAD. We are looking for an actor who is actually Japanese for this role.”
This could possibly be Shiro Yoshida a.k.a. Sunfire who started out as a villain in the mythology before becoming a hero. That Hashtag Show believes that this could be the route the film will take with Sunfire, should this indeed be him.