These past few days were full of news about one of the most exciting movie series in the Marvel Universe. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to have Simon Kinberg as producer. With so many X-Men movies in his portfolio, it would have been difficult to find another professional so passionate about this mutant realm.
X-men: Dark Phoenix Will Take Place in 1991
There were more exciting details released that would surely satisfy the fans of the franchise. Michael Fassbender will resume its role as young Magneto who is still hanging at the border between good and evil. Moreover, James McAvoy is going to use his pure acting skills on rounding up, even more, the complex experience that made Charles Xavier the calm and beloved professor that was once portrayed by Patrick Stewart.
The upcoming 20th Century Fox’s X-Men has also announced the historical setting through which its main characters are going to develop their story. Dark Phoenix respects the chronology of the latest reboots to the mutant universe, so it is going to take place in the past. More exactly, the action will be set in the year of 1991.
Not that I’ll get credit for this. But #XMenDarkPhoenix aka TEEN SPIRIT is set in 1991.
— Christopher M (@_ChristopherM) June 14, 2017
Nonetheless, there were already some early hints that pointed in the right direction. Creators announced several beta titles before sticking with the present one. They hovered about suggestions such as Supernova and Teen Spirit. The latter choice is a recollection of an iconic track belonging to Nirvana, which is “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Looking more into the background of this melancholic song we can see that it debuted in 1991.
Jessica Chastain Approached for Lilandra Role
Therefore, the setting is perfect to introduce a new character from American comic books into the movie dimension. This is about Lilandra Neramani, the Empress of Shi’ar Empire. This character has a key role in the Phoenix Saga and shares a marriage for a short period with Charles Xavier. At the moment, producers want Jessica Chastain to develop this important role.
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