Although few details have been confirmed for Fox’s upcoming X-Men film, said to be titled “X-Men: Supernova,” we now know at least one its stars.
“Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner, who debuted as a young Jean Grey in 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” has confirmed she’ll reprise the role in the film, which is targeted to begin production in June in Montreal.
Speaking Sunday to HeyUGuys on the red carpet of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, Turner revealed, “We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.”
Turner’s involvement shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the “soft reboot” spearheaded by executive producer Simon Kinberg is widely expected to revisit the classic Marvel Comics storyline “The Dark Phoenix Saga,” which also served as partial inspiration for 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.” An unconfirmed description of the movie surfaced earlier this month:
Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!
Turner inherited the Jean Grey role from Famke Janssen, who played the character in the first three “X-Men” movies, and returned for a cameo in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
The next installment of Fox’s X-Men franchise, “Logan,” arrives in theaters March 3.