Men: Dark Phoenix heats up EW's First Look Issue

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While "Dark Phoenix" is still nearly a year away, here's a first look at Sophie Turner's character that will get you excited for the newest "X-Men" installation. However, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) begins to push Mystique's X-Men team into more risky missions - a decision that leads to the creation of the world-ender known as the Dark Phoenix.

It's a story that largely revolves around the young Jean Grey (Games of Thrones' Sophie Turner), who is left at the mercy of a blistering solar flare while on board the famous X-Jet, which, in turn, triggers a powerful transformation within the unsuspecting Jean.

In a photo (below), we get our first glimpse at the character, which has Chastain abandon her red locks for a platinum blonde look. "[The film] was so clear in my head, emotionally and visually, that it would have killed me to hand this to somebody else to direct", Kinberg told Entertainment Weekly. Check out the EW cover with the first look at Turner below. "Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions", Kinberg says.

The magazine also has some story details for the sequel, confirming that it takes place ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse and is set during 1992. Actor James McAvoy describes it as the "most emotional X-Men we've done". The film will delve into the destruction that Dark Phoenix wreaks upon both Earth and Jean Grey's relationship with her fellow X-Men and beloved mentor Charles Xavier.

"It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening", said Turner.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will bring back much of the cast of the new films, including James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).

There's not a whole lot of information about the upcoming 2018 release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but we now have our first sneak peek and it looks pretty awesome.

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