When it comes to Fox’s seventh main X-Men film, the gang is pretty much all back together.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Evan Peters is now set to reprise his role as Magneto’s son, something the master of magnetism still doesn’t know about, Quicksilver for 2018’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Peters made his debut as the character in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and quickly became a fan-favorite even with his short screen time.
With Peters’ return, that brings back almost everyone that had a central role in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, outside of a few actors like Rose Byrne who played Moira MacTaggert, Olivia Munn who played Psylocke, Ben Hardy who played Archangel and Oscar Issac who played the villain Apocalypse. There are obvious reasons, for those that saw the film, why some of them would not be coming back.
Recently it was announced that James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult had been set to return for their fourth X-Men film, meaning that they signed some sort of new contracts after their previous ones ended with Apocalypse. Newer cast members Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee are also set to return as the younger X-Men from the last film.
Reportedly Lamar Johnson from the Canadian series The Next Step is also set to star in the film, in some undisclosed role. Jessica Chastain is said to be in talks to play the film’s antagonist Empress Lilandra of the Shi’ar Empire.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to the directorial debut of long-time franchise writer and producer Simon Kinberg, as series stalwart Brian Singer has moved on for the time being. The film will adapt the hugely popular Phoenix Saga comic storyline by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.
The film is set for a November 2, 2018 release.