‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Finds Shiny Villain in Jessica Chastain

X-Men: Dark Phoenix may have its shiny, triangularly feather-haired villain. Various outlets are reporting that The Martian‘s Jessica Chastain is in talks to join the latest X-Men outing as Lilandra, empress of the alien Shi’ar empire and main baddie of the film. Though, as comics readers and regretful X-Men: The Last Stand viewers know, Phoenix (aka Jean Grey) herself also becomes something of a no-good. It’s also being reported that Simon Kinberg, Fox’s go-to, completely dispensable superhero writer-producer (Fan4stic Four and the last three X-Men films), will be writing and making his directorial here. So that should be… at-best serviceable?

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