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Mystique And Professor X Will Have Beef In X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The X-Men franchise has been going strong since back in 2000, back before cinematic universes and superhero movies became commonplace. And while 20th Century Fox found new success with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movies, the main franchise is in a state of flux. Gambit, The New Mutants, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix have all been delayed multiple times, with fans nervous about the state of those three projects. Just a day before the delay was announced, the first Dark Phoenix trailer arrived– teasing the dark narrative ahead for Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. Most of the movie’s contents are a mystery, but director/producer Simon Kinberg recently teased what was in store for Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and James McAvoy’s Professor X. As he tells it,

Raven is a part of the X-Men, but she’s critical of some of Charles’ methodologies, in terms of him feeling as though they can just dress up in those costumes and be considered the same as the rest of humanity. So there is a schism forming between her and Charles. That struggle has been present in every movie, and we do it in a hopefully slightly more subtle way in this film. She toggles back and forth between Raven and Mystique, and there is meaning to that as there has always been in the previous three X-Men movies.