Big ‘Dark Phoenix’ Announcement: Kinberg to Direct, Lawrence Returns, Chastain a Villain

The X-Men Cinematic Universe (XMCU ridiculous) had a big day, Simon Kinberg has signed on to direct the ‘Dark Phoenix’ and Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee are all returning for this film, according to Deadline.

In addition, Jessica Chastain is in talks to join the ‘Dark Phoenix’ as the main villain, Shi’ar Empress Lilandra.

‘Oh wait! #secretsout #XMenDarkPhoenix,’ Shipp posted on Twitter today.

‘Dark Phoenix’ is expected to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.

As this is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.