Jessica Chastain remains in talk with star as the villain in Fox’s X-Men spinoff” Dark Phoenix” with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, and Nicholas Hoult all going back to the franchise.Fox likewise announced Wednesday that Simon Kinberg is making his directorial debut on the tentpole from his own adaptation. He’s best understood for composing and producing films in the franchise, consisting of” X-Men: Armageddon “and”X-Men: Days of Future Past.””Dark Phoenix” will shoot in Montreal. Kinberg is likewise producing in addition to Hutch Parker and Lauren Shuler Donner.Fox announced in April that it was launching a trio of Marvel films in 2018
–“Deadpool 2″on June 1, 2018; X-Men spinoff”The New Mutants,” which opens April 13, 2018; and” Dark Phoenix “for Nov. 2, 2018. “Dark Phoenix” centers on the telepathic Jean Grey, played by Turner, and the much-feared Phoenix force. The story came from the 1976-77 comics series” Exceptional X-Men”when Grey is exposed to lethal radiation after returning from a mission in space. Chastain would play Lilandra, who heads an alien empire called the Shi’ar. Chastain starred worldwide War II drama”The Zookeeper’s Spouse “and has completed filming on Aaron Sorkin’s”Molly’s Game.”She is repped by CAA, Mosaic, and Hansen Jacobson.