Digital Spy recently chatted with actress Sophie Turner about both the upcoming Dark Phoenix reshoots and the anticipated final season of Game of Thrones. The new X-Men movie is coming to theaters on February 14, 2019, after being delayed from its previous November 2, 2018 date. It was filmed from June to October of 2017.
“All I know is that I’ll be back in Montreal at some point soon, and that the Valentine’s Day release date is quite a positive thing, because Black Panther got released on Valentine’s Day. So we’re keeping positive about it,” she told the site.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix picks up 10 years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse and Turner says the new movie will be very different.
“This movie is kind of a lot more emotion-based, much more grounded,” she said. “There are, of course, those supernatural elements, but this one is really character-driven – a really emotional story about a girl battling with a deadly mix of mental health problems and being a superhero. So it’s all wrapped up into one, and it’s a movie about struggle and abandonment and not knowing yourself. Yeah, an internal struggling. It’s so, so interesting. It’s such a departure from the last movie.”
Dark Phoenix finds the X-Men in a place they’ve never been before: National heroes! The team embarks on a routine mission into space where things quickly take a turn and they find themselves in a battle with an intergalactic force over team member Jean Grey. The film also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Lamar Johnson.
Turner has also filmed her scenes as Sansa Stark for the final Game of Thrones season, which won’t air until 2019, and she gave the site some hints as to what to expect.
“It really is so unpredictable the way that [the series] ends up,” she added. “For me – without giving anything away, I guess – I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show’s ending really is,” said the Sansa Stark actress.
“People have come up with so many fan theories about how it’s going to end, and who will end up where, and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I’m very satisfied with that, and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that, too.”
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