‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Simon Kinberg Teases ‘Extraterrestrial Characters’ (Exclusive)

Sounds like X-Men: Dark Phoenix is actually going to be out of This specific world!

While still a ways away, director Simon Kinberg is actually tiding us over with tantalizing fresh details about the fresh X-Men installment.

“This specific’s much more loyal to the original comic than X-Men 3, which told the Dark Phoenix story,” Kinberg shared with ET’s Carly Steel at the Deadpool 2 premiere. “This specific’s a movie that will involves extraterrestrial characters, which is actually not something that will we’ve done inside X-Men franchise before, as well as is actually something that will is actually a huge part of the Dark Phoenix saga inside comics.” 

Dark Phoenix, starring Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner, follows a battle for telepathic mutant Jean Grey’s mind when a malevolent force threatens to take This specific over. 

Kinberg added details about the tone of his directorial debut, promising Dark Phoenix will be “a little less operatic” than past X-Men movies, saying, “This specific’s more intense as well as This specific’s more real as well as grounded, as well as hopefully more relatable.”

Dark Phoenix, out February 2019, also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) as well as Jessica Chastain. 

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