Humans Take out Magneto in new X-Men: Dark Phoenix Still from Empire
Checkout this brand new X-Men: Dark Phoenix still which depicts Magneto in a very bad position.
The new still features Michael Fassbender’s Magneto all beaten up and surrounded by what seems to be human special forces soldiers. One of these soldiers looks like he just placed a collar on poor ol’ Eric.
What’s more interesting is where this is taking place. According to several sources, this scene happens somewhere in the mutant nation of Genosha, which Magneto has grown ever since we last saw him at the end of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Here’s “A” synopsis for X-Men: Dark Phoenix from the same issue of Empire where we got this still image:
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 opens November 2018. It stars James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Nicolas Hoult and Evan Peters.