Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Jessica Chastain in talks to play villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

UPDATE: Following this news, filmmaker Bryan Singer posted a photo on Instagram of “passing the torch” to Kinberg for the next film. You can find it below along with the original story.

Deadline reports longtime X-Men series writer and producer Simon Kinberg has officially signed on to write and direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will bring back the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, including James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).

Kinberg will also produce the film alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker.

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