Jessica Chastain

Everyone has been pretty convinced that Jessica Chastain (‘The Martian‘,’Mama’) was set to play Lilandra in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘ and now the actress has gone on record to say we’ve all been wrong. If she isn’t the Empress of the Shi’ar Empire, it is now unclear if this alien race will even be featured at all or if she is just a lesser member of the Empire.

The news came when the actress reposted an image that director Simon Kinberg had shared to celebrate her first day on set. While most actors won’t respond to comments on their pictures, Chastain happily did just that. Here are the image and thread which she shared the news on by simply stating:

“Hey folks, want a scoop? I’m not playing Lilandra….”


First day on Xmen 🌈 “Whoa, that’s a full rainbow. All the way. Double Rainbow. All the way. It’s a double rainbow all the way. Whoa. So intense. Whoa. Man. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa!!! My God!!! Oh my God! Oh my God! Woooo! Oh Wow! Woooo! Yeah!!! Oh my, oh my, oh my God look at that. It’s starting to look like a triple rainbow. Oh my God. It’s full. Double rainbow all the way across the sky. Oh my God. (audible sobs). Oh God. What does this mean? Oh my God. It’s so bright. Oh my God it’s so bright and vivid. Oh. Oh. Oh. It’s so beautiful. (audible sobs). Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Double complete rainbow. Right in my front yard. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! Oh my God. What does this mean? Tell me! It’s too much. I don’t know what it means. Oh my God. It’s so intense. (big sigh). Oh my God.” #regram @simondavidkinberg Just wrapped first day with @jessicachastain. A sign from space. #darkphoenix

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With how many rumors heard about the Shi’ar Empire showing up in the movie, I would expect that it will still happen, just not the way we were all expecting. Of course, rumors are just that, and the studio hasn’t confirmed their appearance at this point. The most anyone related to ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ has said on that end of things is producer Hutch Parker stating that it is “certainly a possibility” that the film could go cosmic.

Do you think that this rumor not being true means that we won’t see the Shi’ar in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’? Who do you think Jessica Chastain is playing in the film? Share your thoughts below True Believers!