It looks like all signs are pointing towards the next X-Men movie telling the Dark Pheonix story from the comics, much to the surprise of, well, no-one.
In the comics the arc chonicles the rise of Jean Grey’s powers until she becomes engulfed and turns into the villain villainous Pheonix.
Man, FOX have a busy time ahead with the new X-Men TV series, the soon beginning Legion series, not to mention the Gambit, Deadpool 2 and New Mutant movies.
So why do we think this is the story? Well, firstly it was none too subtly hinted at at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse that Jean’s power was growing at a terrifying rate and secondly, we’ve know even since X3 that FOX and everyone involved wanted to tell the story properly.
It seems that two X-Men movies will film in Montreal this spring; New Mutants and and X-Men: Supernova, which seems to be the sequel to Apocalype.
And now Production Weekly have the movie’s working title as Dark Phoenix.
So while none of this is concrete news, we reckon it would be a pretty safe bet this is where the franchise will go next.
What do you think, true believers?