The “Dark Phoenix” will rise again in the next installment of Marvel’s “X-Men.”
Turner’s Jean Grey will pick up the storyline from the ashes of the poorly received 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand.”
“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” will be set in 1992, a decade after the events of the franchise’s previous installment, 2016′s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” This new film, set to premiere Nov. 2, 2018, will explore a darker side of the mutant heroine’s powerful mind.
Producer Simon Kinberg and the cast gave EW some insight into the project. In the upcoming film, the Phoenix, a malevolent force within Jean, is awakened after a solar flare hits the X-Jet during a space mission.
“The Dark Phoenix” isn’t the only highly anticipated project the actress can look forward to.
“My standards have definitely been raised. It’s a blessing and a curse, ‘Game of Thrones’ being my first job and working with such incredible scripts and such incredible veteran actors, and working with the best crew,” she said. “It makes you a bit of a snob, I think.”
“I kind of want to do everything,” Turner later added. “I feel this sense that everything is over ‘Game of Thrones’-wise. I have nothing to lose right now, because I don’t have ‘Game of Thrones’ anymore. I’m kind of born again, because I’m at a different stage of my career now — not necessarily at a higher level, I just find myself at a different version of my career. So I’m going to try my hand at everything.”
Check out more first-look images of “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” here.
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