Dark Phoenix New Mutants Villain Details Revealed

Dark Phoenix New Mutants Villain Details

Last night saw the release of the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer which happened to include a look at two new mutant characters as well as Jessica Chastain as the villain.

Regarding the new mutant characters, they are confirmed to be Red Lotus, played by Andrew Stehlin, and Selene, played by Kota Eberhardt.

Sophie Turner also talked about Jean Grey’s relationship with Jessica Chastain’s mystery character.

“It’s an interesting one and I don’t want to spill too much about it but basically Jessica’s character is very interested in this power that I’ve kind of acquired and this cosmic force that I have and she kind of wants that force to use it for her own — she has her own intentions with it and she kind of wants to use that. And she nurtures me in a way to make me kind of trust her,” Turner tells IGN.

Likewise, director Simon Kinberg wouldn’t confirm the identity of Jessica Chastain other than stating she is an alien, and said she is not Mastermind from the comics.

 “I will say that Jessica’s character is not Mastermind but there are elements of the way Mastermind manipulates Jean that Jessica’s character does employ,” Kinberg explained. “For me, as you’ll see, that Jessica’s character has elements of a few different characters from the comics.”

Check out the photos: 

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Sophie Turner as Jean Grey opposite Jessica Chastain’s alien villain in Dark Phoenix.

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 (L-R:) Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Red Lotus (Andrew Stehlin), Magneto (Michael Fassbender, seated), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Selene (Kota Eberhardt).

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a February 14, 2019 release directed by Simon Kinberg starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Poster

X-Men: Dark Phoenix