Psylocke actress Olivia Munn essentially confirmed her involvement with X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX while promoting her role in “The Lego Ninjago Movie”. Speaking with Collider, she hints at the film being a two-parter:
“I don’t know what I’m supposed to say. I’m supposed to be vague,” she said. “That’s my answer. I’m horrible at that. It’s like a two parter, this movie. That’s more than I’ve said, in general. I don’t know why people have to be so secretive.”
Since she said “like,” we wont jump the bandwagon and assume “Dark Phoenix” is literally being split into two parts. The follow up could always continue the story without the usual time jump we’ve seen in the last few X-Men films. Either way, it’d be great to see director/writer Simon Kinberg’s face right now as he’s been ultra secretive about his production. Speaking of Kinberg, Munn describes how working with him and the cast is a “great experience.”
“I love Simon Kinberg. He’s such a visionary. We’re all so close. Anytime that you’re working on a project where everyone hangs out and they’re close, it’s a breeding ground for great content and a great experience. I think Simon is gonna kill it. He’s gonna do such a fantastic job with it. When I came on, he pitched me to be Psylocke, and I didn’t know him until I worked on that movie, but you see how everyone is friends and they hang out. It’s really cool!”
She says “working with Simon, as a director” makes things more fun “because everyone just steps up, a little bit more.”
“Dark Phoenix” flies into theaters on November 2, 2018. The inevitable sequel might already have a release date, as 20th Century Fox has Marvel film dates pre-scheduled for November 22, 2019, March 13, 2020, June 26, 2020, October 2, 2020 and March 5, 2021. A source at Universo X-Men claims that production on the follow-up will pick up in 2018 for a 2019 release, so November 22nd seems prime for that!