20th Century Fox seems to be tapping Fantastic Four and X-Men: The Last Stand screenwriter Simon Kinberg for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix film. Kinberg’s has produced several films in the X-Men universe, including Deadpool and Logan. X-Men: Dark Pheonix will be his directorial debut. He will be joined by the returning core cast members from X-Men: Apocalypse: James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, and others.

the film will star Lawrence, Fassbender, McAvoy, Hoult, Shipp, Turner, Sheridan and Smit-McPhee reprising their roles, while Jessica Chastain is in early negotiations to play the villain, Lilandra Neramani, the leader of an alien race empire, the Shi’ar. Dazzler will also appear.[94] The film is scheduled for a November 2, 2018 release. Other Fox’s X-men related projects in development includes Deadpool 2 and New Mutants.