X-Men: Dark Phoenix: First look at Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain in upcoming sequel

Jack Shepherd

Following the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, some were unsure where the series would go. Deadpool was an enormous success and the R-rated Logan was already midway through production — so would the main-series continue with Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender or focus on genre spin-offs?

Soon enough, the studio confirmed their next set of projects, including the horror blockbuster The New Mutants and next main-saga instalment X-Men: Dark Phoenix with the trio remaining and continuing their story onwards from Apocalypse.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have a first look at Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain in the upcoming Simon Kinberg-directed blockbuster.

The publication also revealed a short synopsis of the movie. Set ten years after Apocalypse, in 1992, the X-Men have become national heroes, Professor X even being on the cover of Time magazine.

However, on one particular journey which heads into space, a mysterious force — the titular Phoenix — merges with Turner’s Jean Grey. Chastain plays Lilandra, who attempts to capture and destroy Phoenix.

The storyline borrows heavily from the comic-book storyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga" which was previously shown in X-Men: The Last Stand. The movie reaches cinemas 2 November 2018.