Sophie Turner Fires Up First Look of Jean Grey in 'Dark Phoenix'

Then again, while Sophie Turner's character is primed for a huge and potentially tragic arc in Dark Phoenix - the film has been described as the "most emotional" entry in Fox's prequel saga - there's another entity to consider: Jessica Chastain's mystery villain.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2, 2018. A "major twist" occurs halfway through the film, and indeed here we see a funeral attended by Charles (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPHee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp), so who dies? There's no telling whether this is now Mystique's standard form, or if she's reacting to the new outer space setting of Dark Phoenix.

Entertainment Weekly has an extensive first look at the upcoming sequel from first-time director Simon Kinberg, and it confirms a lot of our suspicions about the plot. However, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) begins to push Mystique's X-Men team into more risky missions - a decision that leads to the creation of the world-ender known as the Dark Phoenix. But his growing ego puts the team at risk. Simon Kinberg previously attempted to tell the iconic Jean Grey tale - about the telepath's battle with demons in her own mind - with his screenplay for 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, but studio pressure squeezed her story into a reductive subplot. "Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions", Kinberg says. My bet is on either Lawrence's Mystique or Nicholas Hoult's Beast, both of whom would have a major impact given that they've been with the franchise since X-Men: First Class, as opposed to killing off some newish character audiences aren't exactly attached to just yet. After they're dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner)- the Phoenix.

Turner said "It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening".

Check out more X-Men: Dark Phoenix images below via EW.

We also know a little more about the mysterious character Jessica Chastain will play: it's an "otherworldly shapeshifter who comes into contact with Phoenix".

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