Jean Grey is primarily often called one of many main X-Males, however when she turns into the Darkish Phoenix, she not solely turns into an adversary to the mutant superhero crew, she additionally turns into of essentially the most highly effective forces within the universe. Moviegoers have already seen Jean rework into Darkish Phoenix throughout 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and after getting one other style of this fiery energy final yr in X-Males: Apocalypse, we’ll see Sophie Turner’s Jean succumb to the darkish aspect subsequent yr in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. And this newest transformation will apparently include some main penalties, as one of many “First Class” period characters will reportedly die in the course of the story.
As you will recall from X-Males: The Final Stand, Jean Gray killed Cyclops and Professor X throughout her time as Darkish Phoenix. Effectively based on That Hashtag Show, an identical state of affairs will play out in X-Males: Darkish Phoenix, as one of many X-Males characters who’s been a part of the X-Males sequence for the reason that launch of 2011’s X-Males: First Class will die dealing with Jean in her corrupted state. Whereas the character’s identification wasn’t revealed, apparently they’ll meet their demise after they’re impaled whereas Jean is displaying her full energy.
There are solely 4 main characters nonetheless alive which were a part of the principle X-Males sequence since First Class‘ launch: James McAvoy’s Professor X, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast. Contemplating that these fashionable X-Males films exist within the revised timeline that was created on the finish of X-Males: Days of Future Previous, then that will get rid of each Professor X and Beast as candidates for demise, as they have been seen nonetheless alive on the College for Gifted Children when Wolverine woke up within the new 2023. Nonetheless, even ignoring self-contained films like Deadpool and Logan, the X-Males sequence has by no means been a stickler for continuity, so there’s nonetheless an opportunity that both of these two may perish. Nonetheless, with Magneto and Mystique’s fates unsure, it appears likelier that they would be the ones to chunk the mud. Mystique can be a becoming selection since on the finish of X-Males: Apocalypse, she grew to become one of many X-Males mentors, so Jean Gray would have a more in-depth relationship together with her. However, Magneto is considerably extra outfitted to battle Darkish Phoenix, thus establishing this impalement situation.
X-Males: Darkish Phoenix will even see the return of Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp‘s Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Nightcrawler and Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, whereas Olivia Munn is rumored to reprise Psylocke. Jessica Chastain will seem because the yet-to-be-officially-identified main antagonist, whereas Lamar Johnson and Daniel Cudmore (who beforehand performed Colossus) have been solid in undisclosed roles. X-Males: Darkish Phoenix is meant to be a extra devoted adaptation of The Darkish Phoenix Saga in comparison with X-Males: The Final Stand, though it won’t be quite as intergalactic as the unique comedian guide storyline.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Males: Darkish Phoenix opens in theaters on November 2, 2018. Remember to take a look at our X-Men movies guide to see what different mutant-filled tasks are on the best way.