Simon Kinberg is all set to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix for 20th Century Fox. According to Entertainment Weekly, it will mark Kinberg’s directorial debut after producing several films in the X-Men universe, including Deadpool and Logan.
The new director will be working with cast members from X-Men: Apocalypse: James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, and others.
Set in the ’90s, Dark Phoenix will reportedly see the X-Men take on Lilandra, the leader of the interstellar Shi’ar Empire played by newcomer Jessica Chastain, and the Phoenix Force. The last time the X-Men were up against that Force was in The Last Stand.
Fox has confirmed that the film will release on November 2, 2018. It will follow The New Mutants (April 13th) and Deadpool 2 (June 1st), making 2018 the most exciting year yet for X-Men fans.
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