Actress Sophie Turner Talks About 'Games of Thrones' And 'Dark Phoenix'

Danny Woods
December 8, 2017

Lamar Johnson of The Next Step has joined the cast in a mystery role and the mutant Dazzler will reportedly play a part in the film.

Looking at the image of the space shuttle, this movie is said to be the first time the X-Men will be venturing into space. In The Dark Phoenix Saga, Jean Grey, as Phoenix, exiles herself to outer space to protect the X-Men only to start a war with an entire alien race known as the Shi'ar Empire.

Sophie Turner told EW she studied multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia in order to play Jean's duality.

As well as showing Sophie Turner in full CGI as the Phoenix, we also get our first look at Jessica Chastain's unnamed mutant villain and a look at the opening five minutes of the film - which is supposedly set in space. Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy, returning for a fourth film), is sending the team on increasingly daring missions as their renown grows, and he finally dispatches them to the final frontier.

Aside from Turner and McAvoy's characters, we'll see the return of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters). It's based on a comic book storyline so nice, the X-Men film franchise has done it twice - first in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and now in Dark Phoenix.

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"The movie does not work if she's not great", Kinberg says of Turner's performance in the upcoming movie.

Considering this is without doubt the worst of the worst of X-Men movies, and this is arguably the best X-Men storyline in the comics, we're pretty delighted to see this reboot.

The film, set in 1992, will feature the X-Men as true superheroes, world-famous after their defeat of Apocalypse in the last film.

Just met "the dude".thank you Canada for such a progressive, impressive and somewhat suggestive real life superhero. Simon Kinberg, who wrote The Last Stand, gets a second chance as a writer and director for Dark Phoenix. Long-time X-Men producer, Simon Kinberg, is making his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix.

X-Men:Dark Pheonix hits theaters November 2, check out the latest pictures below.

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