Magneto Captured and Roughed Up in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' New Photo

In the newly-released still, the metal-controlling mutant can be seen lying lifelessly while being surrounded by a number of what look like human characters who are fully armed.

AceShowbiz - The future of Magneto doesn't look good in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix". As seen in a new photo from the upcoming movie which is obtained by Empire Magazine, Michael Fassbender's metal-controlling mutant character gets captured and beaten up, seemingly after an apparent fight.

Due to the secrecy surrounding the movie, not much is known about what's going on in this pic and where Magneto is being captured. But the leading member of the X-Men whose notable alias is Erik Lehnsherr can be seen lying lifelessly, surrounded by a number of what look like human characters who are fully armed.

Per Empire, "Dark Phoenix" picks up about ten years after the events of "X-Men: Apocalypse" and finds the X-Men dealing with being heroes, something that fuels Professor X's (James McAvoy) ego. After he sends the team on more dangerous missions, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) ends up going to some very dark places after an evil force is awakened within her.

Speaking about her character, Turner tells the mag, "It's about duality," adding, "darkness and light, this sense of her being a completely other person and struggling with that..."

"Dark Phoenix" has Simon Kinberg at the helm. He says that he has learned the mistakes he and Bryan Singer made on "Apocalypse", saying, "I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character."

He continues, "One of the things I went into this film wanting to do is obviously focus on the characters and give them real emotions to play and come up with a theme that would make it feel relevant and necessary in today's world."

"Dark Phoenix" is scheduled to arrive in theaters across the nation on November 2 next year. The film also sees the return of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as the Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. New to the cast are Jessica Chastain, who plays a mysterious alien with shape-shifting abilities, and Lamar Johnson.

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