The 1990s setting of X-Men: Dark Phoenix has already brought aboard some top young acting talent, but now a returning face will join the fold. Evan Peters took on the part of Quicksilver in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past and 2016's Apocalypse, and according to THR he will be involved once more.
First time director Simon Kinberg has already cast Lamar Johnson in an unknown role as regulars Tye Sheridan, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jennifer Lawrence reunite for the blockbuster. Jessica Chastain continues to be discussed with the role of lead antagonist Shi'ar Empress Lilandra once Angelina Jolie moved on from the project.
20th Century Fox will showcase this title on November 2, 2018, but that is just the tip of the iceberg for Marvel movie madness.
Get Comfortable - 6 Adventures Inside 21 Months
Having enjoyed (hopefully) X-Men: Dark Phoenix late next year, prepare to see a whole lot more comic book action as that picture acts as the entree to the main course. These are the dates to lock in your diary: June 7, 2019, November 22, 2019, March 13, 2020, June 26, 2020, October 2, 2020, and March 5, 2021.
Here will be the premiere releases according to Collider for Marvel's next slate of productions, but exactly what they will be is anyone's guess. Talk is growing of a Fantastic Four reboot that might be fitted into the frame somewhere along that journey, but no official word has been given from the studio.
Legacy Line Embracing Marvel Roots
Given the label's necessity to develop motion pictures from the comic books, it is important to keep tabs on the creation of new series in the printed genre. On that front, SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort opened up to IGN about Marvel Legacy. A relaunch of sorts that will engage classic Marvel characters such as Thor and Iron Man in new settings.
This is seen to buck the trend of Gen Y characters that are a removal from the classics - something Brevoort wants to overturn.
“Marvel Legacy isn’t simply a history lesson,” he remarked. “Rather, it’s the starting gun to a bevy of mysteries, secrets, and revelations that will reverberate across the Marvel Universe in the weeks and months to come! No character, no franchise will be untouched by the game-changing events that play out across its pages. Jason (Aaron, writer) and Esad (Ribic, artist) pulled out all the stops to fat-pack this colossal issue with as much intrigue, action, surprise, mystery, shock, and adventure as possible!”