X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Kinberg
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain

When Jean Grey (Turner) is involved in a space rescue that goes awry, her malevolent alter ego Dark Phoenix is let out of the box. There’s real heft to the plot and characterisation, and Turner lives up to her growing maturity, but then it’s like it runs out of time and ideas, relapsing into routine, effects-drive action.


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Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg blames himself for film's failures

17 Jun 2019

Film gossip

'Dark Phoenix' director Simon Kinberg says it's his fault the film didn't "connect with audiences". The latest 'X-Men' movie made its debut last weekend and pulled in just $33 million at the US box office against an estimated $200 million production…

Sophie Turner: Don't expect superhero tropes in Dark Phoenix

16 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Sophie Turner insists 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' isn't a traditional superhero movie. The 23-year-old actress returns as Jean Grey for the latest installment of the comic book franchise but she feels it is very different to the other films in the series. She…

Simon Kinberg bemoans Dark Phoenix's release date

15 Jun 2019

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Simon Kinberg thinks 'Dark Phoenix' was undermined by its release date being moved around. The 45-year-old filmmaker helmed the new, much-maligned superhero movie, and has suggested that uncertainty over its release date damaged its box-office…

Simon Kinberg reveals story behind Dark Phoenix ending

9 Jun 2019

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'Dark Phoenix's original ending was strikingly similar to 'Captain America: Civil War', according to director Simon Kinberg. The 45-year-old filmmaker has admitted that the original finale to the new X-Men film shared a lot in common with that of the…

Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain's Macarena prank on James McAvoy

8 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain pranked James McAvoy with the 'Macarena' on set. The 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' actresses noticed their co-star wasn't in the best mood one day during filming, and so they convinced the stunt team controlling him with wires…

Famke Janssen so 'happy' about Dark Phoenix movie

6 Jun 2019

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Famke Janssen is "just happy" Jean Grey is finally getting her own standalone movie in the 'X-Men' franchise. The 54-year-old actress portrayed the telepathic mutant character in the original 'X-Men' trilogy alongside Hugh Jackman, James Marsden and…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

5 Jun 20193 stars

Sophie Turner is at the fore of an initially fantastic but ultimately frustrating series closer from Simon Kinberg

Just as Avengers: Endgame recently marked the end of one giant phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Fox's X-Men franchise brings to a close its main series after a 19-year run. It's been a long, erratic saga, which occasionally had something to…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix didn't want Wolverine romance because of age gap

5 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Wolverine isn't in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' because of the age gap between Hugh Jackman and Sophie Turner. After appearing in every 'X-Men' movie – besides 'Deadpool' – from 2000 to 2017, the 50-year-old actor officially retired from the role and director…

Sophie Turner relished her X-Men experience

2 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Sophie Turner felt like a competition winner on the set of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 23-year-old actress plays the role of Phoenix Force in the money-spinning franchise, and Sophie has admitted to relishing the experience. She said: "I felt like I'd…

James McAvoy reveals Dark Phoenix ending changed a 'hell of a lot'

31 May 2019

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James McAvoy says the ending of 'Dark Phoenix' had to be changed "a hell of a lot" because of similarities to another superhero film. The 40-year-old actor portrays Professor X in blockbuster and revealed that the end of the 'X-Men' film – which has…

Dark Phoenix reshoots gave movie totally different ending

29 May 2019

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'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' changed after reshoots to give the film a totally different ending. Franchise producer Hutch Parker has revealed the team's decision to switch the conclusion to the movie – which stars Sophie Turner as Jean Grey – which saw its…

Jessica Chastain's Dark Phoenix character is based on Tilda Swinton

24 May 2019

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Jessica Chastain based her 'Dark Phoenix' character on Tilda Swinton. The 42-year-old actress plays Smith in the 'X-Men' film – an "other-worldly creature" with the ability to shapeshift – and Jessica revealed that Tilda inspired her alter ego as she's…

Sophie Turner reassured 'afraid' Tye Sheridan

19 May 2019

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Tye Sheridan was "visibly afraid" when he had to embrace his 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' co-star Sophie Turner. The 23-year-old actress – who reprises her role as Jean Grey in the movie – thinks the #MeToo movement is "awesome" but has also made men more…

Sophie Turner says X-Men: Dark Phoenix is more of a 'family drama'

4 Apr 2019

Film gossip

Sophie Turner says 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is more of a "family drama" than a superhero movie. The 23-year-old actress plays psychic Jean Grey in the next instalment of the superhero franchise and admitted that writer and director Simon Kinberg has made…

Sophie Turner's X-Men: Dark Phoenix role acted as mental health lesson

1 Apr 2019

Film gossip

Sophie Turner learnt a lot about how mental health can affect loved ones filming 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 23-year-old star previously revealed she experienced what it was like to hear voices in her head for research for the part of psychic Jean Grey…

Olivia Munn's Psylocke not returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

13 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Olivia Munn won't feature in the 'X-Men' sequel. The 38-year-old actress portrayed mutant superheroine Psylocke in 2016's 'X-Men: Apocalypse', but she has confirmed her martial artist alter-ego won't be returning to the franchise this time as she was…

Nicholas Hoult says Dark Phoenix co-star Jennifer Lawrence is like 'family'

24 Jan 2019

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Nicholas Hoult says working with Jennifer Lawrence on 'Dark Phoenix' was like being reunited with "family". The 29-year-old actor – who previously dated the Oscar-winning actress – has insisted they've still got a great relationship despite their split…

Sophie Turner experienced voices in her head for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

16 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Sophie Turner experienced what it was like to hear voices in her head for research for 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 'Game of Thrones' actress reprises her role as psychic Jean Grey in the next outing in the superhero franchise and has revealed part of her…

Simon Kinberg explains Dark Phoenix's release date

3 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Simon Kinberg says 'Dark Phoenix's release date was changed in order to suit the film's Chinese audience. The 45-year-old director has revealed that the upcoming X-Men movie saw its release date pushed back from February 14 until June next year because…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix 'doesn't require extensive reshoots'

10 Aug 2018

Film gossip

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is going back to Montreal for additional photography - but it will not need an extensive round of reshoots. The much-anticipated superhero movie - which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain - had its release…

Alexandra Shipp hits back at X-Men casting criticism

7 Jul 2018

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Alexandra Shipp has hit back at criticism surrounding her casting in the 'X-Men' franchise. The 26-year-old actress landed the role of Storm in the 2016 movie 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and will reprise the coveted character in the upcoming 'Dark Phoenix'…

Evan Peters: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is about who your real friends are

4 Jun 2018

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Evan Peters says 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is about "who your real friends are". The 31-year-old actor - who plays Quicksilver in the film franchise - has revealed that the much-anticipated new movie will be noticeably darker than its predecessor, 'X-Men…

Evan Peters reveals X-Men: Dark Phoenix will have a 'darker' tone

1 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Evan Peters says 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' will be "darker" than its predecessor. The 31-year-old actor stars as Quicksilver in the much-anticipated new film and has revealed it will have a different tone to the noticeably lighter 'X-Men: Apocalypse', which…

Evan Peters reveals Quicksilver's new-found maturity

29 May 2018

Film gossip

Evan Peters says Quicksilver will be "more mature" when he appears in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 31-year-old actor is set to reprise the role in the new superhero movie, which is due out next year, and Evan has given fans an inkling into how his…

Tye Sheridan teases X-Men: Dark Phoenix is more drama than superhero

12 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Tye Sheridan has teased 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is more like a drama than a superhero film. The 21-year-old actor stars as a young Scott Summers aka Cyclops in the 'X-Men' franchise and in the upcoming movie - which focuses of Sophie Turner's alter-ego…

Rose Byrne won't return for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

7 Feb 2018

Film gossip

Rose Byrne won't be returning for 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 38-year-old actress has confirmed that her character Moira MacTaggert won't be appearing in the next instalment of the movie franchise but she is looking forward to see how Jessica Chastain…

Hans Zimmer to score X-Men: Dark Phoenix

26 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Hans Zimmer is returning to superhero films by scoring 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. Evan Peters, who will play Quicksilver in the upcoming motion picture, has confirmed the legendary movie score composer will work on the sound for the forthcoming film, which…

Sophie Turner studied schizophrenia for Dark Phoenix

20 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Sophie Turner studied schizophrenia and other mental illnesses before shooting 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 21-year-old actress returns to the franchise as psychic Jean Grey in the next outing in the series, and revealed the "amazing superhero story" is…

Sophie Turner's 'revolutionary' X-Men movie

29 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Sophie Turner has claimed 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' will "revolutionise" the superhero genre. The 21-year-old actress stars as the titular Phoenix and her alter ego Jean Grey in the upcoming Marvel comics movie - which is expected to be released in November…

Olivia Munn: X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be two-parter

27 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Olivia Munn has revealed 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is to be a two-part epic. The 37-year-old actress will reprise her role as the Marvel Comics superheroine Psylocke when the sequel to 'X-Men: Apocalypse' is released in November 2018, and has let slip that…

Jessica Chastain isn't Lilandra in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

9 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Jessica Chastain has denied rumours she is to play Lilandra Neramani in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 40-year-old actress will have a role in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie, but whilst she won't reveal her character's identity just yet, she has told…

Jessica Chastain: I'll make James McAvoy cry on X-Men set

2 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Jessica Chastain has joked she will make James McAvoy cry "so hard" on the set of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The flame-haired actress stars alongside James in the new superhero movie and while she's remained tight-lipped about her character's identity…

Simon Kinberg to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix

15 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Simon Kinberg has been confirmed as the director for 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 43-year-old film producer and screenwriter has penned the scripts on four 'X-Men' movies and worked on 'Deadpool' and Wolverine movie 'Logan' and he will now make his…

Jennifer Lawrence for X-Men: Dark Phoenix?

19 May 2017

Film gossip

Jennifer Lawrence could be returning for 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 26-year-old actress has played Raven Darkhölme and her alter-ego Mystique in the popular Marvel Comics adaptations since 2011's 'X-Men: First Class', and although she completed her…

Sophie Turner to reprise Jean Grey role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

25 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Sophie Turner is to reprise her role as Jean Grey in the upcoming 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'. The 'Game of Thrones' actress first starred as the psychic superhero in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' last year and she is now set to have her own standalone movie based on…

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