Magneto always seems to have the upper hand in the ‘X-Men’ films. Judging by this picture from ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, though, it looks like he might have met his match. In the new photo released by Empire, the Marvel antihero finds himself hitting rock bottom, literally.
Earlier this month, Michael Fassbender gave an interview detailing his role as Magneto, saying:
“A confused Jean turns to Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), the rogue mutant who parted ways with the X-Men at the end of ‘Apocalypse’ and now lives on an island named Genosha, a destination comic-book fans will recognize. He’s set up this place for mutants that don’t have a home to go to. They have to work as a community, but it’s a safe place for them and they’ll be accepted.”
For true Marvel fans, Genosha is a huge deal for the ‘X-Men,’ and is something they never thought they’d see in a film. For director Simon Kinberg to bring the mutant nation to the big screen on his directorial debut is a big undertaking, and could pit Magneto against the mutant team once again.
Taking place in 1992, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ is set about 10 years after ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ The film to set to feature the team learning the ropes of being a unit with an unfortunate side effect being how that fuels Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) ego.
Sophie Turner, who will portray Jean Grey in the film, explains the struggles her character will go through, saying:
“It’s about duality, darkness and light, this sense of her being a completely other person and struggling with that…”
Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee are among the returning cast members for the film, which opens November 2, 2018.
The ‘X-Men’ Movie Universe continues with ‘The New Mutants’ on April 13th and the Untitled ‘Deadpool’ Sequel on June 1st.