Despite the popularity of the Dark Phoenix storyline in the comics, there's very little that fans know about the upcoming film based on the popular comic book arc. Although the film is set to star everyone from James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, to Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain, not much information has been revealed about the film. Now, a new rumor from That Hashtag Show seems to indicate that a major character from the X-Men universe will die in #DarkPheonix.
The Dark X-Men Saga
Fans may be aware that this is Fox's second attempt at following the events of the Dark Phoenix Saga. Previously, the storyline was loosely adapted in the critically panned X-Men: The Last Stand. But after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, erased the events of X-Men: The Last Stand from the timeline, Dark Phoenix was green lit with The Last Stand scribe, Simon Kinberg, writing and directing the new adaptation.
Those who are familiar with Jean Grey's dark tale know that the story revolves around Grey's corruption due to her possession by the cosmic force known as the Phoenix — which leads to death and destruction all around her. A new new report from That Hashtag Show wholeheartedly suggests that this is the direction the new movie will take our characters in. That Hashtag Show claims that one of the core characters in the X-Men films will be meeting their end at the hands of Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix.
According to the site it's going to be one of the four key characters from X-Men: First Class and could be anyone from Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles to Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique or Nicholas Hoult’s Hank McCoy. The sources say that in a powerful scene in the film, Grey will fully unleash her powers, impaling and killing the character.
Who that character will be is a mystery at this point. The Last Stand had Jean Grey killing Charles Xavier so it may be that McAvoy is the victim of Jean Grey's wrath. But it may very well be that Magneto and Mystique end up on the other end of the chopping block. Both Micheal Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence are established actors and rumors have often sprung that they are seeking to exit the franchise, so this may very well be the last time we see one or the other. Nonetheless if this rumor does prove to be accurate, it'll no doubt leave #XMen fans devastated.
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(Source: That Hashtag Show)