Things are gearing up for the upcoming installment in the X-Men film series, X-Men: Supernova and now we know that at least one cast member from the previous film, Apocalypse will be returning and its Sansa Stark herself, Sophie Turner.
While at the recent BAFTA Awards, the Game of Thrones actress spoke to HeyUGuys where when asked about what’s next, she revealed she is about start filming the latest installment of the franchise. You can see the full interview below, her quote is at 52 seconds.
“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.”
It certainly is surprising to see how fast things are moving for the sequel, but I guess since we’re about to see Hugh Jackman bow out of the universe with Logan next month, best to be ready for the next chapter.
More interesting now because of Turner’s involvement is the possibility that Supernova will be attempting a new adaptation of the Dark Phoenix Saga given Jean Grey’s arc in the last film. Oh and the fact she’s a key part of a recently released synopsis for the film.
“Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!”
I think it might be safe to say that the Phoenix will soon be turning up on the silver screen again. Now to see if it’ll be as bungled as it was in The Last Stand. If you’d like to read about the Dark Phoenix Saga, you can do so from Amazon today!
What do you think of the news my fellow geeks? Are you excited to see Sophie Turner play Jean Grey as the Phoenix? Did you love the Phoenix Saga? Let us know in the comments below!