AceShowbiz - There's a big duel happening on the set of "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" as the movie is currently undergoing reshoots. Reporting back on duty as Jean Grey, Sophie Turner was pitted against Jessica Chastain, who plays an unnamed villain in the movie, in Montreal, Canada on Monday, September 10.
Wearing CGI bodysuits, both actresses rehearsed a fight scene that teases a major showdown between the two characters. While the 22-year-old British beauty was still able to maintain her relaxed face, no one can diminish Chastain's seriousness in practicing the fight scene as she's seen grabbing her co-star by the throat.
A female crew member was seen giving direction to Chastain at one point. Meanwhile, a guy, who is believed to be Tye Sheridan's stunt double, was featured speaking to other crew members in the background, hinting that Sheridan's character Cyclops will also be involved in the confrontation.
"X-Men: Dark Phoenix" was initially scheduled for release this November, before being pushed back to February 14, 2019. Turner insisted that the delay didn't mean the movie was facing a major issue and she remained optimistic with the new release date.
"I think it's just a few bits and bobs, reshoot-wise. To be honest, I don't even know what we're reshooting at the moment. So I couldn't really tell you much about that one," the "Game of Thrones" star said back in July.
She added, "All I know is that I'll be back in Montreal at some point soon, and that the Valentine's Day release date is quite a positive thing, because 'Black Panther' got released on Valentine's Day. So we're keeping positive about it."
"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 ego. After he sends the team on more dangerous missions, Jean Grey ends up going to some very dark places after an evil force is awakened within her.
Turner told Empire about her character's twisted storyline, "It's about duality, darkness and light, this sense of her being a completely other person and struggling with that..."
Simon Kinberg serves behind the lens and penned the script. He also executive produces the movie along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Hutch Parker. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Olivia Munn are among the returning stars, with Daniel Cudmore and Lamar Johnson joining in new roles.