Instagram seems to be, more and more, one of the world’s greatest sources for the latest news. Hollywood stars, directors, producers, actors, are able to share news instantly, and this time it comes from Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain.
Already rumoured to be a part of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Chastain practically confirmed her role in the uploaded post. A fun photo of her alongside a grinning James McAvoy (young Professor Charles Xavier) is captioned “Hey @jamesmcavoyrealdeal you ready for me up in Montreal? Im gonna make you cry so hard 😈 #xmen @simondavidkinberg“.
McAvoy provided a humorous response to the taunt, commenting “CHASTOOOOOOOO!!!!Wow!!! You talk the talk you better be prepared to walk the walk Lady!!!“.
I think it’s safe to say that crying + devil face = villain, and Montreal is known to be the shooting location for the upcoming installment. Though her role has not yet officially been confirmed, if earlier reports are true, Chastain can be expected to play Princess-Majestrix Lilandra Neramani, the empress of the Shi’ar alien empire. She’ll reportedly be on a mission to imprison Jean Grey as the ultra-powerful Dark Phoenix.
An advocate for gender rights and female equality, Chastain is known for taking on meatier female roles, suggesting another great performance from the twice Oscar-nominated actress. Her casting adds promise to the franchise in dire need of a resurrection after some not-so-successful installments. With the need to now rival powerhouse DC after the glory of Wonder Woman, perhaps it is names and talents like Chastain that an provide that well needed improvement.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is due for release November 2, 2018.