Kinberg also wrote the script, and this follow-up adapts the famous Dark Phoenix Saga comics arc, which Kinberg first took a crack at in X-Men: The Last Stand.
DARK PHOENIX, the X-Men team is dispatched to space for a rescue mission.
The new images prominently feature Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, who will play a much larger role this time around as the film dives deeper into the Phoenix mythology that was teased at the end of Apocalypse.
The first photos from 21st Century Fox's X-Men: Dark Phoenix have arrived, offering a glimpse at Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, Michael Fassbender's Magneto, and the first look at Jessica Chastain's still-unnamed character. The team will consist of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) again leading the team.
In all seriousness, the Dark Phoenix first look is pretty nondescript, with a nude Sophie Turner rocking fiery locks and showing cracks of flame in her skin. "Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions", Kinberg says.
"It's about the butterfly effect of this thing happening", says Jean Grey actress Sophie Turner.
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Featuring numerous same mutant characters from Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix looks to take the franchise to new and exciting places (including outer space!), while continuing the saga of the young Professor X, Magneto and Mystique that began in X-Men: First Class.
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"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven", James told the magazine.
Drawn in part from the original "Phoenix" comic storyline, the film will apparently be the most sinister and somber entry in the series, and includes a "massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise", according to EW.
Though, be prepared: "There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering".
Simon Kinberg directed the latest "X-Men" movie, which is coming to theaters November 2018.