Her name was evoked with insistence, and there were even details about her potential role. But it’s official today: Jessica Chastain will be the villain of the next “X-Men”, entitled “Dark Phoenix”.
Iron Man had failed to attract her in third solo adventure , but the X-Men did. While her name has been circulating since mid-June, Jessica Chastain has confirmed herself that she will be casting Dark Phoenix , the next installment of the saga that is currently under the direction of Simon Kinberg , and in which she will find James McAvoy .
(“Hey James McAvoy, ready to meet me in Montreal?”
If the actress expects to tear her ex-partner of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby , it is because she will incarnate the enemy of the mutants of Professor Xavier: Lilandra, empress of Shi’ar who launches on the heels of Dark Phoenix, who is none other than Jean Gray endowed with powers she no longer mastered, and whom Brett Ratner staged in The Final Clash . Accompanied by an army of extraterrestrials, the great villain does not count, in any case, to be slowed down by Cyclops, Mystique and others.
Jessica Chastain did not say whether she would have the silver look of her paper counterpart in the feature film whose release is expected in Molly’s Game by Aaron Sorkin and the upcoming Xavier Dolan , The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Is scheduled for October 31, 2018. The answer should be given before, thanks to photos and / or videos of his third foray into a blockbuster after Interstellar and The Hunter and the Queen of Mirrors .