JESSICA CHASTAIN IN XMEN: DARK PHOENIX + OTHER CASTING
Jessica Chastain is in talks with Fox to play the villain in X-Men the Dark Pheonix, Lilandra.
It is crazy to see so many big Hollywood A-listers are in superhero films. But the character she is playing, Lilandra, she is a part of an alien empire, the Shi'ar, who are looking to destroy the Dark Phoenix. This will obviously conflict with the X-Men as they will be trying to figure out how to save their friend, Jean Grey, who has been possessed by the Dark Phoenix.
I am excited to see Jessica Chastain in the film, the character seems interesting, and how awesome is it that there are going to be the Shi'ar empire in the film, it seems like Fox is going to go all out in this film, and not repeat the Last Stand. But Jessica Chastain as an actor, it is so amazing that she is in the film, she was great in Zero Dark Thirty, a bad ass character, which she will probably be like in the Dark Phoenix.
Regarding the rest of the cast in the film, it seems like everyone is coming back. Jenifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) are all signed on for the film, and of course, the rest of the cast will be there that appeared in Apocalypse will be back. So Sophie Turner being the main character will be in the film alongside, Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smitt-McPhee (Nightcrawler), and Evan Peters (Quicksilver).
There are other characters that are outstanding who will possibly be in the film, like Lana Condor as Jubilee. I would really love to see Olivia Munn as Psylocke in the film, I loved the limited role she had in X-Men Apocolypse, and it would be great to see more of here in the film.
It has also been confirmed that Simon Kinberg is directing the film. Which is great, you may disagree because X-Men Apocolypse didn't perform too well, however, he did a bunch of work on X-Men days of future past, but Bryan Singer came on to direct. So I am excited to see what Simon Kinberg can do.
Anyway, it is great Jessica Chastain is in talks to be in X-Men the Dark Phoenix, and the rest of the cast is back, with Simon Kinberg. Comment below on your thoughts on the casting down below. As always thanks for reading, take care.