EW – 20th Century Fox’s X-Men maestro Simon Kinberg will make his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix, an adaptation of one of the property’s most iconic story lines. Kinberg’s film will also bring back much of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Tye Sheridan. Bryan Singer, Hutch Parker and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.
Jessica Chastain is also in talks to play the villain, reportedly an alien named Lilandra.
Dark Phoenix is an achievement years in the making for Kinberg. He wrote X-Men: The Last Stand, which attempted to tell the Jean Grey story; it wound up as a side story, angering the core fan audience. Kinberg told EW in 2015, “We ended up adding the cure plot into it so there were larger stakes and it included more of the X-Men. The Dark Phoenix story went from being the A-plot to the B-plot of the movie. What’s nice now is my hope is eventually we can tell that story again.”
It’s also a coup for Kinberg to reunite the cast, particularly Lawrence, who has been on the fence about returning to the franchise after three turns as shape-shifter Mystique.
Dark Phoenix will shoot in Montreal and is due in theaters Nov. 2, 2018.
COLLIDER – It’s not entirely obvious when the backlash to Darren Aronofsky started but it likely started around the time The Fountain was released. The release of two masterpieces in the wake of that wild metaphysical mess rehabilitated his reputation extensively but then the backlash got resurrected with his undervalued, remarkable Noah, in which Russell Crowe played the biblical character. Even bonafide bible-thumpers, the same crowds that showed up for dreck like War Room, didn’t make the trip to see Aronofsky’s film. A popular reason given was that people died and the story was sad, which clearly never happened anywhere else in the bible.
Regardless, this is all to say Aronofsky is an ambitious director whether he also happens to be a popular one or not. He’s never made a boring movie and for all the flack that The Fountain and Noah have received, there are very few movies in circulation that look like them and even fewer films that are written with such audacious aims. Addiction, obsession, and pent-up desires are paramount to his films, whether in the guise of heroin in Requiem for a Dream or fame and physique in The Wrestler. Similarly aggressive returns of the repressed can be found in Pi, his excellent debut, and Black Swan, his beloved horror-melodrama starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.
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Hi! I’m AliKat, the new owner of Jenatics. Aniek had to cut back on her fansites and, since I’ve always told her I’d adopt the site if she gave it up, she let me have it. I’m a huge fan of Jennifer and I’m excited about working on this site going forward. Aniek’s always done such a wonderful job here, I hope I can continue to keep it up in the same fashion.
Thanks to my friend Jay at Edge Designs for the lovely new header using Jennifer’s 2016 Yo Dona photoshoot!!
Jennifer Lawrence adds a pop of color in Dior Addict Lacquer Stick: The L.A. lip story advertisement. Jennifer’s lips stunned in a bold pinkish red shade. Enjoy the add and pics.
– Dior > Dior Addict Lacquer Stick 2017
I added scans of Jennifer on the cover and in an interview in Look UK Magazine, the January 9th edition.
– Scans From 2017 > Look (UK) (January 9th 2017)