Sophie Turner has by no means appeared hotter.
Leisure Weekly launched the quilt of its Dec. 15/22 “First Look Challenge” Thursday, giving followers their first have a look at Turner in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming mutant epic X-Males: Darkish Phoenix.
Within the climatic closing moments of final 12 months’s X-Males: Apocalypse, Jean Gray (Turner) unleashed the Phoenix pressure that lay dormant inside her. Within the subsequent film, out Nov. 2, 2018, the X-Males crew is dispatched to house for a rescue mission. After a photo voltaic flare hits the X-Jet, a surge of vitality faucets into the power-hungry pressure inside Jean: The Phoenix. “It is in regards to the butterfly impact of this factor taking place,” says Turner, who studied schizophrenia and a number of persona issues to arrange. “What occurs when the particular person you’re keen on probably the most falls into darkness?”
For Turner, moving into the lead function was an enormous problem. In reality, she admits, “I’ve to go from broken-down Jean to this assured, smug, know-it-all character inside milliseconds.”
Jean is each the hero and villain. However X-Males: Darkish Phoenix additionally introduces an alien shape-shifter, performed by Jessica Chastain, who tries to control Phoenix for her personal secret agenda.
Chastain says it was writer-director Simon Kinberg‘s female-driven script that intrigued her most of all. “I’ve all the time needed to do an enormous comic-book movie, however I had some points with the feminine characters I used to be being supplied,” she says. “This positively passes the Bechdel check, and I do not know what number of comic-book movies can say that.” Jennifer Lawrence, who returns as Mystique, provides, “It was unrecognizable. The whole lot was on time. The whole lot was organized. These films have all the time been enjoyable amidst chaos, and now they have been enjoyable with no chaos.”
“The film doesn’t work if she’s not nice,” Kinberg says of Turner’s efficiency within the upcoming film. “Sophie actually lived and breathed the film in a approach that was extraordinary.”
X-Males: Darkish Phoenix options an ensemble forged that features Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as Storm. For extra film particulars from Leisure Weekly‘s “First Look Challenge,” purchase a replica on newsstands Friday.