Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

BRYAN SINGER Comments On New X-MEN Director for DARK PHOENIX

BRYAN SINGER Comments On New X-MEN Director for DARK PHOENIX

At least in X-Men: Apocalypse, we still got to see a cameo of him as Weapon X, slashing down so many enemies and looking just as he did when that first X-Men movie came out.

Fox has released new details on "X-Men: Dark Phoenix", the next installment in the mutant franchise, from the cast and director to the film's plot and setting.

Singer has been perhaps the most influential person on this particular movie franchise, having directed all but two of the main team movies. He's written several of the previous X-films and produced nearly all of them since X-Men: First Class rebooted the franchise.

Dark Phoenix aims to retell Chris Claremont's Dark Phoenix storyline from the X-Men comics, which was previously adapted in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee will all be back in their mutant roles.

Simon Kinberg was the writer and producer for X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Days of Future Past and this time he will direct. The film will also feature the Shi'ar Empire, whose empress, Lilandra Neramani, will be a villain. She is trained in hand to hand combat and can definitely hold her own against the X-Men.

The new reveal comes after a bevy of other confirmations for the new X-Men title.

Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner will be reprising her role as Jean Grey, whose powers become saturated with the Phoenix Force, eventually turning her bad. It also has been confirmed that most of the key actors and characters from X-Men: Apocalypse will return for the Dark Phoenix. And with superhero movies becoming increasingly commonplace, it might be time for the X-Men movies to take things in a different direction, namely, to outer space.

The timeline of the X-Men franchise is quite confusing despite the studio's attempts to reboot the story.

This time the story would concentrate on the 1976-77 comic book series 'Uncanny X-Men' where Grey is exposed to deadly radiation.

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