Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain has entered talks to play the villainous Shi’ar empress in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. This update not only confirms previous rumors that the next X-Men film installment would feature the Shi-ar Empire, it also confirms longtime speculation that the X-Men movies would be “going cosmic”, following the conclusion of the X-Men: First Class trilogy.

Simon Kinberg, who wrote the second and third installments in the First Class trilogy (X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, respectively) is going to be both writing and directing Dark Phoenix, after longtime X-Men movie helmsman Bryan Singer called the shots on both Days of Future Past ...

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