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. 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.