Magneto is in Trouble in New Image from X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Empire has released a new still from the upcoming movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix that shows Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto in seemingly dire straits. In the image, Magneto appears to be incapacitated as shadowy military figures surround him. If these new enemies are able to take out Magneto so easily, what hope do the X-Men have to overcome them in a mere two to two-and-a-half hours? We’ll have to wait for the movie to find out.

What we don’t have to wait for, however, is Empire’s latest issue, which is out today, and which features a three-page feature talking with titular star Sophie Turner about the movie. Here’s Empire’s description of the plot:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix allows Writer-director-producer Simon Kinberg to right a wrong he still feels from his past with the X-movies, when the Dark Phoenix storyline was subsumed into a larger plot of X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006.

This film is set in 1992, roughly a decade after Apocalypse and finds the X-Men dealing with being heroes. An unfortunate side effect is how that fuels Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) ego. He starts sending the team on more dangerous missions, including one to space that ends with Grey going to some very dark places. “It’s about duality,” Turner tells us, “darkness and light, this sense of her being a completely other person and struggling with that…”

X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters in November 2018. It could be the last X-Men movie before the franchise is absorbed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so hopefully, it goes out on a high note.

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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