Montreal is currently playing host to X-Men: Dark Phoenix, that much we know, and as the first wave of set photos begin to find their way online, today brings forth a new look at Tye Sheridan in costume as the young Scott Summers (AKA Cyclops).
First spotted by X-Men Films (with a tip of the hat to CBM), below you’ll see Sheridan’s mutant sporting a sleek new visor (and haircut!), which tells us that both 20th Century Fox and writer-director Simon Kinberg have earmarked Chris Claremont’s 90s comics as a jumping-off point, creatively speaking.
It certainly makes sense, too; after whisking viewers to the ’60s and ’70s through First Class and Days of Future Past, respectively, we know that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will largely take place in the 1990s. For this particular chapter in Fox’s ongoing prequel series, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey loses her grasp on the titular power, placing her on a collision course with her fellow mutants. To make matters worse, the Shi’ar Empire leader Lilandra Neramani descends upon Earth with the intention of harnessing the Dark Phoenix aura for herself, and last we reported the Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain had entered negotiations to play the cosmic villain – a role that was purportedly earmarked for Angelina Jolie at first.
Here’s that latest photo from the Dark Phoenix set, which finds Tye Sheridan kitted out in costume as the young Scott Summers.
Now that the cameras are rolling, expect a steady stream of photos to emerge from the Dark Phoenix set over the coming weeks, and we’ll have all the latest information for you right here on We Got This Covered as Kinberg’s 2018 blockbuster begins to take shape.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be with us on November 2nd, 2018. It’s part of a Fox trio that also includes Deadpool 2 (June 1st) and Josh Boone’s New Mutants (April 13th), the latter of which is also lensing across parts of Canada.
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