Even individuals who have been missing out on news in the film industry should know that 2018 is the year for superhero movies. It’s bound to be a great time for fans, especially with continuations of huge blockbuster hits like The Avengers: Infinity War in the pipeline.

Amongst the many reasons for the unwavering hype is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will take place 10 years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. Slated for release on November 2, 2018, details are still scarce, though it’s promised to be the most sombre entry in the X-Men franchise. After Logan, that’s definitely a bold claim.

Following Fox’s reveal of five new photos from the movie, fan theories and speculations have been floating around cyberspace. The first picture, in particular, attracted quite a bit of attention due to its similarity to a funeral setting, and considering the dark tone of the show, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to assume a major character may have bit the dust.

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Apart from Professor Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Micheal Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), the photos also feature a new character – a mysterious shapeshifter who goes by the name of Smith (Jessica Chastain).

Meanwhile, Evan Peters reprises his role as Quicksilver, alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Alexandra Shipp as Storm.

It may be all gloom and doom for our favourite X-Men heroes, but the reveal of these new photos calls for more reasons to celebrate for fans after the acquisition of Fox by Disney.


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Si Jia

Si Jia

Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.