AceShowbiz - "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" is reportedly eying two big stars for one mystery role. During Popcorn Talk's Meet the Movie Press show, Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider said that %cAngelina Jolie% was considered to star in the superhero flick. Sneider added that %cJessica Chastain% was also eyed for the same role.
This is not the first time Jolie is rumored to be involved in comic book movie. She was previously rumored to direct "Captain Marvel" for Marvel Studios, but when Anna Bodden and Ryan Fleck were confirmed to direct the project, the rumor ended once and for all.
As for Chastain, Sneider speculated that she might be the one who would land the mystery role in "Dark Phoenix". Should it be true, Chastain will possibly reunite with %cJames McAvoy%, who teamed up with her in drama "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" back in 2013.
Chastain is said to be eager to nab a role in comic book movie. She actually had a role in "Iron Man 3", but eventually pulled out of the project. Back in November, Chastain was announced to star in and produce "Painkiller Jane" film adaptation. The titular character, a young soldier who has self-healing powers, is created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada for Event Comics.
There hasn't been any official announcement from Marvel of whether or not Jolie or Chastain will star in "Dark Phoenix". So far, it's only known that "Game of Thrones" star %cSophie Turner% will reprise her role as young Jean Grey from "X-Men: Apocalypse".
"X-Men: The Dark Phoenix" is scheduled to start its production this month. The movie is set to be released in the U.S. on November 2, 2018.