Dark Phoenix cast: Who stars in the X-Men origin story – who is Jessica Chastain playing? | Films | Entertainment

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In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force which makes her infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey’s new abilities to rule the galaxy.

Who is in the cast of Dark Phoenix?

Many of X-Men’s veteran cast members are returning to their roles, but not all.

Olivia Munn initially confirmed she would reprise Psylocke, only to withdraw due to conflicts with her filming in The Predator.

Likewise, Lana Condor was unable to reprise her role as Jubilee due to her starring in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey, aka Phoenix, aka Dark Phoenix, the extremely powerful mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers, and one of Xavier’s most prized students.

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James McAvoy reprises his role as Charles Xavier aka Professor X, a mutant pacifist and the world’s most powerful telepath who founded Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.

Michael Fassbender returns as Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto, a powerful mutant who can control magnetic fields and manipulate metal who is Xavier’s best friend and often rival.

Jennifer Lawrence returns to the franchise as Raven Darkhölme aka Mystique, a shape-shifting mutant and Xavier’s adopted sister.

Nicholas Hoult is back as Hank McCoy aka Beast, a mutant with a beastly appearance and superhuman physical abilities who teaches at Xavier’s school.

Tye Sheridan returns as Scott Summers aka Cyclops, a mutant who fires concussive optic beams.

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Alexandra Shipp is back as Ororo Munroe aka Storm, a mutant who can control the weather.

Kodi Smit-McPhee reprises his role of Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler, a German mutant who can teleport.

Evan Peters returns to the role of Peter Maximoff aka Quicksilver, Magneto’s mutant son, who can move at superhuman speed.

Kota Eberhardt and Andrew Stehlin portray mutants Selene and Paul Hark aka Red Lotus, respectively.

Daniel Cudmore, who was in X-Men previously and Lamar Johnson also appear in undisclosed roles.

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Who does Jessica Chastain play in Dark Phoenix?

Jessica Chastain as an unnamed alien shapeshifter with a mysterious connection with Xavier who manipulates the Phoenix.

Speaking to Empire, Dark Phoenix’s writer Simon Kinberg said: “I can tell you this much: Jessica’s character is not of this Earth.

“She’s an extra-terrestrial character, an alien character, I won’t say much more in detail on the specifics of that.

“While everyone else is trying to control this power inside of Jean, she’s much more interested in essentially encouraging her to go further with it and try to be the peaceful side of herself.

“She is the devil on Jean’s shoulder, so to speak.”

Dark Phoenix is out in cinemas on June 7, 2019.



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