Jessica Chastain confirms she's joining the cast of X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Bring It, McAvoy: Jessica Chastain Confirms That She Will Play Lilandra In 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

And though initial reports had linked Angeline Jolie with the villainous role, two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain recently emerged as the frontrunner, and we're now learning that the actress is bound for Montreal to begin filming her scenes as Lilandra. It looks like Jessica Chastain may have just confirmed her rumoured role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Michael Fassbender is also set to return as Magneto with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Hoult and Tye Sheridan also coming back to the franchise.

And on Tuesday the actress, who has reportedly been tapped to tackle the character Shi'ar Empress Lilandra, addressed the rumours with a post on her Instagram account.

The caption reads "He James, you ready for me up in Montreal?"

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Her confirmation comes weeks after McAvoy first teased her involvement to the follow-up to 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.

The original "Dark Phoenix Saga" is a Marvel Comics X-Men story from the early 1980s written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Bryne. Neramani will be on a mission to destroy Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) who transforms into the all powerful Dark Phoenix of the film's title.

Chastain has been rumored to be in negotiations to play the villain role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, that of Lilandra, Majestrix of the Shi'ar Empire and on-again, off-again one true love to Charles Xavier.


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