When the X-Men return to the big screen in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the mutant team will finally venture into space.
As part of Entertainment Weekly‘s first look at director Simon Kinberg’s highly anticipated movie is piece of concept art that offers a tease of Jean Grey’s big, fiery transformation from powerful mutant to one of the most destructive and dangerous faces in the universe.
EW reports that the film, set in 1992 — about a decade after the events of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse — opens with the mutants now viewed as national heroes. When the team is sent into space on a rescue mission, a solar flare strikes the X-Jet, and the energy ignites “a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean.” In the art, we see this moment captured with Jean hovering in space, covered in flames while ripping a space shuttle in half with her raw power in a sequence that appears to be both frightening and devastating.
Arriving in theaters on Nov. 2, 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn and Jessica Chastain.
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