“What I will say is, I just finished [filming]. What I’m really excited about is that there are such incredible female characters in this script, which is a major reason why I wanted to be a part of it. ”
Chastain is known for playing strong female roles and has been passionate on social media about how women are portrayed on film. Though her exact role in the film is unknown, it’s believed to be a villainous one; perhaps, something alien.
“Another major reason,” she signed “is “Simon Kinberg, who’s a friend of mine and a great writer. It was his directorial debut. We met on The Martian and I was excited to be in his film for that, and I think you’ll all be surprised. It’s not a typical comic book film, especially in terms of gender.”
Dark Phoenix flies into theaters on November 2, 2018.