The Hollywood rumor mill is buzzing with questions about the next installment in the troubled X-Men franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The plot, which was attempted before in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand with the original, older cast, is getting a fresh reboot in hopes of correcting the much-maligned mistakes of the past.
IMDb and various sources have confirmed the return of the young versions of our favorite characters, including James McAvoy as Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and of course, Sophie Turner as Phoenix herself. But the rest of the cast is being kept a secret for the time being. However, here’s who we speculate will show up in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Aside from the confirmed returning roles, the most verifiable character is Lilandra Neramani, the empress of Shi’ar, a species of aliens. Descriptions hail her as a villain, but this isn’t 100% consistent with her comic book origins. According to rumors, she will be played by Jessica Chastain.