Some new information has surfaced regarding director Simon Kinberg‘s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. These new details tease just how powerful Jean Grey will be and how far she is willing to go as she descends into the darkness.
The Dark Phoenix Saga is one of my favorite X-Men comic book story arcs. It centers on Jean Grey, who becomes possessed by a fiery cosmic bird that makes her one of the most powerful beings in the universe. This is an intense change for her, and she struggles to control that power, and that leads her down the path of evil, eventually becoming the Dark Phoenix. I’m sure some things will be changed up for the upcoming film.
I will warn you, this new information contains some pretty major spoilers.
We know that Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Hank McCoy are all set to return for X-Men: Dark Pheonix. These are all the characters introduced in X-Men: First Class, and according to The Hashtag Show, one of them will not be coming out of this movie alive. The report says:
We are told that Kinberg is holding nothing back and that in a moment when Jean’s powers are on full display, they will become too much for the hero to handle. At that point, with her powers out of control, Jean will IMPALE one of the characters mentioned above, unequivocally killing that character.
They won’t reveal who the character is, but I would guess that it’s Mystique because Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest and busiest cast members in the X-Men franchise, so this would free her from the franchise. As for Xavier, they already killed off Patrick Stewart’s version of the character, I doubt they will kill McAvoy’s version off. It would be stupid to kill off Magneto and killing off Beast doesn’t really carry a lot of emotional weight. So my money is on Mystique.
The movie also stars Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee who will all reprise their roles from X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie will also star Jessica Chastain as the main villain, Shi’ar Empress Lilandra.
Who of the original characters introduced in First Class do you think will bite the dust?