Dark Phoenix Casting News

Jessica Chastain In Talks for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

By: Dave Clark

Fans of the X-Men rejoice! Not only have we gotten news about possible casting of the next X-Men film's main antagonist, but the main cast of X-Men: Apocalypse are set to return as well. Jessica Chastain is currently in talks to portray Lilandra, the empress of the Shi'ar Empire who are searching for the Phoenix force in order to destroy it.

According to Deadline, the main cast of the previous X-Men film is set to reprise their roles yet again. James McAvoy (Professor Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) will return along with writer and producer Simon Kinberg who will direct the film.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will take place in the 1990's and will be somewhat of an adaptation of the Dark Phoenix Saga from the comics. The film is set to hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018 which will make 2018 the year of the mutant! New Mutants will debut on April 13th, 2018 and Deadpool 2 on June 1st, 2018.