X-Men: Dark Phoenix is one of three movies which 20th Century Fox is releasing in 2018.
With production for the film already underway, it looks as though the film is coming to the end of its casting process but there are some rumours which have started to take surface about the studio looking to get a big name star in the X-Men: Dark Phoenix film for an unspecified role.
The news comes after Jeff Sneider dropped a revelation on the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press. When speaking about Universal’s possible plans of getting Angelina Jolie to star in the lead role in The Bride of Frankenstein, Sneider slipped in that she appears to be in contention for a part in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Here’s what he had to say:
“I think Angelina Jolie needs to reassert her commercial viability and needs to do a big movie. And if it’s not Dark Phoenix, which I don’t think it will be, Then I think that she should do Bride of Frankenstein.”
Now since we do know that X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to be taking another attempt at the Dark Phoenix storyline from the comics, we do understand that Sophie Turner is coming back as Jean Grey alongside some other X-Men cast members such as Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee and other familiar members from X-Men: Apocalypse will be reprising their roles as well. It is also rumored that we may see the studio recast Rogue.
As many of you may already know that the X-Men: Dark Phoenix comic story shows the X-Men go into space and it is rumoured that we may see the X-Men embark on a journey to space in the film and potentially come face to face with the alien race called the “Shi’ar”. Now with that being said, it does sound as though 20th Century Fox is looking to cast the leader of the “Shi’ar” Lilandra Neramani and it looks like the studio is looking to get some big name Hollywood talent for the role with Angelina Jolie and Jessica Chastain being the most popular names floating around.
Now with this being said, it hasn’t yet been confirmed by the studio which character they are looking to cast these actresses as but in my opinion, I think it is Lilandra Neramani.
Who would you like to see be cast as Lilandra Neramani? Angelina Jolie or Jessica Chastain? Comment below.
Written by Riaz Osman – @OsmanRiaz98 – https://mobile.twitter.com/osmanriaz98
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