X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Stills Reveal Two Key Mutant Characters; New Plot Details Revealed By Simon Kinberg

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Stills Reveal Two Key Mutant Characters; New Plot Details Revealed By Simon Kinberg

The first trailer for Dark Phoenix has divided fans but in a new interview, Simon Kinberg reveals some new intel...which is also bound to split opinions, this time regarding Jessica Chastain's villain.

Dark Phoenix may look like X-Men: The Last Stand 2.0 but it's going to embrace cosmic elements from the comic books which that movie did not. Now, director Simon Kinberg has confirmed that Jessica Chastain's villain isn't actually called "Smith" but is a mixture of characters from the source material!

"I will say that Jessica’s character is not Mastermind but there are elements of the way Mastermind manipulates Jean that Jessica’s character does employ," Kinberg explained. "For me, as you’ll see, that Jessica’s character has elements of a few different characters from the comics." So, she may not be a Skrull after all but it also doesn't sound like she's Lilandra which is bound to disappoint many fans.
 
"She is from, let’s say, not our planet, her character. I’ll keep it relatively mysterious but it is a cosmic story in a way that is extraterrestrial, which is something we’ve never done in the X-Men movies before but is obviously something that is integral to the Dark Phoenix story so I felt we couldn’t’ do what we did on X3 and ignore that. We had to actually embrace it. So there’s a fair amount that takes place in space, and the inciting incident that starts to turn Jean, let’s say, dark and fill her with this power that she can’t control happens in space. And then there are forces from space that come to Earth because of that."
 
We also have a couple of new stills from Dark Phoenix, one of which confirms that Andrew Stehlin is playing Red Lotus, while Kota Eberhardt is taking on the role of Selene. Those two will no doubt be aligned with Magneto and part of his Brotherhood on Genosha (even though that island bears zero resemblance to the one in the comics, Kinberg has the opportunity to do something with that). 

What do you think about this new Dark Phoenix intel? Share your thoughts with us in the usual place.



DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg To Write & Produce BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Movie For Universal

DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg To Write & Produce BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Movie For Universal

The long-gestating big-screen Battlestar Galactica reboot has regenerated at Universal, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg signing on to write and produce the project. More past the jump...
DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg Says It Would Be Exciting To Direct An X-MEN Movie In The MCU

DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg Says It Would Be "Exciting" To Direct An X-MEN Movie In The MCU

Producer, writer, and director Simon Kinberg has expressed interest in bringing his take on the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and weighs in on where he believes these characters could go next...
DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg On The Difficulties Of Turning A Two-Part Story Into A Single Film

DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg On The Difficulties Of Turning A Two-Part Story Into A Single Film

Dark Phoenix bombed at the box office and was a critical flop, and director Simon Kinberg has now addressed what went wrong with the movie and whether there's a "Kinberg Cut" featuring his original vision.
Latest Headlines
HAWKEYE Set Videos And Photo Provide A First Look At Alaqua Cox As Echo

HAWKEYE Set Videos And Photo Provide A First Look At Alaqua Cox As Echo

Earlier today, the full cast for the currently shooting Hawkeye Disney+ series was announced, and we now have our first look at newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, aka Echo, thanks to a new set video...
LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Confirms Early X-23 Spinoff Plans; Hopes To Reprise The Role At Some Point

LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Confirms Early X-23 Spinoff Plans; Hopes To Reprise The Role At Some Point

Though it's looking increasingly unlikely that we'll see Dafne Keen's take on X-23 again, the Logan star has confirmed that there were tentative plans for a spinoff in place before the Disney/Fox merger.
THE KILL JOURNAL Exclusive: Writer And Director Adam Lawson On Successfully Launching His New Horror Comic

THE KILL JOURNAL Exclusive: Writer And Director Adam Lawson On Successfully Launching His New Horror Comic

Adam Lawson recently launched his new horror comic The Kill Journal. Chatting with him exclusively, we learned about the success of the new book and his favorite character arc in the story. Check it out!
THE MANDALORIAN Mid-Season Poster Features Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Cobb Vanth And More

THE MANDALORIAN Mid-Season Poster Features Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Cobb Vanth And More

Now that we've reached the halfway point of The Mandalorian's second season, Lucasfilm has released a new poster for the live-action Star Wars series, featuring most of the main and supporting players...
HAWKEYE Casts Echo, Clown, Swordsman, And More; BLACK WIDOW Star Florence Pugh Returning As Yelena Belova

HAWKEYE Casts Echo, Clown, Swordsman, And More; BLACK WIDOW Star Florence Pugh Returning As Yelena Belova

The Hawkeye TV show coming to Disney+ just made a series of huge additions, with actors cast to play characters like Echo and Swordsman. Black Widow star Florence Pugh will also be back as Yelena Belova!
GODZILLA VS. KONG, THE MATRIX 4, And More Get Official Logos Following Groundbreaking HBO Max Announcement

GODZILLA VS. KONG, THE MATRIX 4, And More Get Official Logos Following Groundbreaking HBO Max Announcement

The film industry is still reeling from the news that Warner Bros.' entire 2021 slate will hit HBO Max at the same time as theaters, but did you spot these new movie logos in that announcement promo?