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Sophie Turner confirms her return as Jean Grey for upcoming X-Men film

02.13.2017

Just last night, as Sophie Turner was cruising the red carpet of the 2017 British Academy Film Awards, the Game of Thrones actor confirmed her involvement in a yet untitled and forthcoming X-Men film. Some publications are calling the project X-MEN: SUPERNOVA, but until we get a confirmation on that, let's focus on what we do know, shall we?

So, while looking incredible on the red carpet, Turner spoke with heyuguys.com saying, "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 in the next X-Men film sequel comes as no suprise, especially when you consider that Turner's Jean Grey character is now the primary since X-MEN: APOCALYPSE performed a "soft reboot" of sorts on the franchise. 

Now, because the details of the next X-Men-related film are real loose at the moment, I'm not going to go ahead and post an unofficial synopsis. What I can tell you is that Simon Kinsberg is expected to revisit the classic Marvel Comics stoyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga" when bringing the next chapter of mutant mayhem to the big screen.

Personally, I'd rather see any other story line than "The Dark Phoenix Saga" at this point. Not only have previous X-films eluded to and featured parts of that narrative in the past, but there are plenty of other (and more compelling) dramas worth exploring from the rich and deep fictional history of the Marvel universe. Let's get some "Broodkill" up on the big screen. Or, maybe start heading in the direction of Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force. Now that would be something worth getting really excited about - at least for this particular X-fan.

What do you all think? Does Sophie Turner's involvement in the next X-Men film make you more excited for what's to come? Are you down for yet another cinematic representation of Jean Grey's darkest timeline? Do the X-Men films maybe need to take a vacation for some much needed R & R? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

While there's no release date confirmed for this mysterious X-Men-related film project, you can bet your ass that LOGAN will be raging its way into theaters on March 3, 2017

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Extra Tidbit: Other X-Men stories besides The Phoenix Saga that are worth exploring: House of M, The Mutant Massacre, and Joss Whedon's Unstoppable.
Source: heyuguys.com

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6:30PM on 02/22/2017

Nobody is asking for another Dark Phoenix movie...

It just seems like these comic book movies keep trying to tell the same stories over and over. There are TONS of amazing plot lines they could do without Wolverine and introduce new characters but it just seems they are stuck in a rut. How will they do DP without Wolverine? You know Hugh Jackman isn't really done with the role, he HAS to show up in DP2 and if the rumors are true the way they are getting around it is setting the entire movie in SPAAAAAACE. So only a specific set of Mutants are
It just seems like these comic book movies keep trying to tell the same stories over and over. There are TONS of amazing plot lines they could do without Wolverine and introduce new characters but it just seems they are stuck in a rut. How will they do DP without Wolverine? You know Hugh Jackman isn't really done with the role, he HAS to show up in DP2 and if the rumors are true the way they are getting around it is setting the entire movie in SPAAAAAACE. So only a specific set of Mutants are able to help out and fight Dark Phoenix, while answering the question of Wheres Deadpool and Wolvy??
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8:24AM on 02/15/2017
*rolls eyes*
I was really hoping for a proper reboot after Apocalypse, what with Jackman stepping down too.
Instead we get a new trilogy based on the messed up "Singerverse". I am less than enthused.
*rolls eyes*
I was really hoping for a proper reboot after Apocalypse, what with Jackman stepping down too.
Instead we get a new trilogy based on the messed up "Singerverse". I am less than enthused.
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6:26PM on 02/22/2017
They can't reboot or it would destroy the groundwork they laid out for the 20 other Mutant projects coming to theaters and tv soon...
They can't reboot or it would destroy the groundwork they laid out for the 20 other Mutant projects coming to theaters and tv soon...
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8:16PM on 02/13/2017
I'd rather see other storylines than Dark Phoenix Saga be adapted, but I'm glad they're not rebooting the series. Between Days of Future Past, Deadpool, and (I'm assuming) Logan, they're recent track record is pretty strong, Apocalypse sucked, but it'd be pretty dumb to reboot an entire franchise because one movie under performed (I mean who do you think you are, Sony?).
I'd rather see other storylines than Dark Phoenix Saga be adapted, but I'm glad they're not rebooting the series. Between Days of Future Past, Deadpool, and (I'm assuming) Logan, they're recent track record is pretty strong, Apocalypse sucked, but it'd be pretty dumb to reboot an entire franchise because one movie under performed (I mean who do you think you are, Sony?).
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6:46PM on 02/13/2017
Boring - AOA was such a shit film, such a good villain and such a poor film, the last 3 x men films have been unwhelming really, first one had too many bit part characters, second one didn't agree with wolverine centre to it and the third was just meh. Genuinely don't think the series has ever topped X2
Boring - AOA was such a shit film, such a good villain and such a poor film, the last 3 x men films have been unwhelming really, first one had too many bit part characters, second one didn't agree with wolverine centre to it and the third was just meh. Genuinely don't think the series has ever topped X2
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6:32PM on 02/22/2017
I gotta agree, its like the original trilogies second parts are the best for a lot of comic book films and then the third one sucks and the remade trilogies all fall flat in comparison.
I gotta agree, its like the original trilogies second parts are the best for a lot of comic book films and then the third one sucks and the remade trilogies all fall flat in comparison.
4:40PM on 02/13/2017
Hang on... wasn't it reported not too long ago that Josh Boone was going to direct the reboot of this entitled, New Mutants?. Or is it Foxes intention to confuse us with news just like with the continuity storyline.
Hang on... wasn't it reported not too long ago that Josh Boone was going to direct the reboot of this entitled, New Mutants?. Or is it Foxes intention to confuse us with news just like with the continuity storyline.
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5:19PM on 02/13/2017
New Mutants is a whole different thing, the first spin-off team from the X-Men comics in the early 80s.
New Mutants is a whole different thing, the first spin-off team from the X-Men comics in the early 80s.
8:13PM on 02/13/2017
Yeah, the "New Mutants" movie is happening, but it's a spinoff but a reboot.
Yeah, the "New Mutants" movie is happening, but it's a spinoff but a reboot.
4:19PM on 02/13/2017
Good! I'm pleased. I thought Apocalypse was underrated, and after the finale I was ready for more adventures with the new younger actors!
Good! I'm pleased. I thought Apocalypse was underrated, and after the finale I was ready for more adventures with the new younger actors!
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4:01PM on 02/13/2017

So, its not a reboot then...

I was surprised reading previous reports that the new X-Men might be a full reboot so this does come as minor relief. I think the Dark Phoenix story needs to go all-in on space travel and staying as true to the comics as possible. We already got the Hollywood Dark Phoenix movie in X-Men: The Last Stand so let's tell the actual story this time.
I was surprised reading previous reports that the new X-Men might be a full reboot so this does come as minor relief. I think the Dark Phoenix story needs to go all-in on space travel and staying as true to the comics as possible. We already got the Hollywood Dark Phoenix movie in X-Men: The Last Stand so let's tell the actual story this time.
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3:23PM on 02/13/2017
I thought she played the part of Jean just fine and am glad to see her back in the role again. It's just that Apocalypse felt like two different films mixed into one and I didn't mind her using her power of 'the phoenix' so soon to defeat Apocalypse; but I can see why that would bother some fans.

If anything, it'll be great to see them in their iconic uniforms again after only seeing a glimpse of them in the last scene of Apocalypse.
I thought she played the part of Jean just fine and am glad to see her back in the role again. It's just that Apocalypse felt like two different films mixed into one and I didn't mind her using her power of 'the phoenix' so soon to defeat Apocalypse; but I can see why that would bother some fans.

If anything, it'll be great to see them in their iconic uniforms again after only seeing a glimpse of them in the last scene of Apocalypse.
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2:53PM on 02/13/2017
I think the reason they are going back to the The Dark Phoenix Saga is due to the fact that if done correctly it opens up many other story lines since it is the main event that kicked off the X-Men's success in the early 90's. However, they won't do it right, it will likely be a train wreck. They can't go back to the Hell Fire Club because they already went there, they will probably scratch everything that made it interesting like the Shi'ar empire and the whole deal with the M'Kraan Crystal.
I think the reason they are going back to the The Dark Phoenix Saga is due to the fact that if done correctly it opens up many other story lines since it is the main event that kicked off the X-Men's success in the early 90's. However, they won't do it right, it will likely be a train wreck. They can't go back to the Hell Fire Club because they already went there, they will probably scratch everything that made it interesting like the Shi'ar empire and the whole deal with the M'Kraan Crystal. But most of all they highly down play what the Phoenix force is and how powerful it is. (sigh)...end of rant
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2:01PM on 02/13/2017

Big Ole' "Mehh"

Probably my least favorite actor on GoT... tone faced and way too gingery for Jean Grey for my tastes

also, f*** no to Uncanny X-Force being made by Fox, they'll butcher it... that's a story that relies very heavily on continuity, a word the heads at Fox don't even know the definition of.
Probably my least favorite actor on GoT... tone faced and way too gingery for Jean Grey for my tastes

also, f*** no to Uncanny X-Force being made by Fox, they'll butcher it... that's a story that relies very heavily on continuity, a word the heads at Fox don't even know the definition of.
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2:27PM on 02/13/2017
agreed. Cant believe everyone jerked off to her casting in Apocalypse, I was unimpressed and then the movie came out and yep, she was underwhelming as fk
agreed. Cant believe everyone jerked off to her casting in Apocalypse, I was unimpressed and then the movie came out and yep, she was underwhelming as fk
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1:35PM on 02/13/2017

PROOF READ YOUR ARTICLE!

Steve, your article has misspelled names and the wrong date listed for Logan. It's March 3rd, not May 3rd. Please be sure to proof read your work before posting, it doesn't give you much credibility as a journalist. Yes I know it's Monday.
Steve, your article has misspelled names and the wrong date listed for Logan. It's March 3rd, not May 3rd. Please be sure to proof read your work before posting, it doesn't give you much credibility as a journalist. Yes I know it's Monday.
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3:44PM on 02/13/2017
I appreciate the edit. These things happen.
I appreciate the edit. These things happen.
6:47PM on 02/13/2017
Wow such third world problems right there
Grow up
Wow such third world problems right there
Grow up
1:21PM on 02/13/2017
The plague of writers offering up their unwanted opinions continues.
The plague of writers offering up their unwanted opinions continues.
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3:50PM on 02/13/2017
And will continue on this site. Plenty of vanilla news out there, if that's your thing.
And will continue on this site. Plenty of vanilla news out there, if that's your thing.
8:12PM on 02/13/2017
@OopsWhatSo?

JoBlo's offered opinions on all of their news articles since day one, it's part of what makes the site what it is. The Editor-in-Chief just told you that's never going to change, so I'm not really sure what you expect.
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JoBlo's offered opinions on all of their news articles since day one, it's part of what makes the site what it is. The Editor-in-Chief just told you that's never going to change, so I'm not really sure what you expect.
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