There is a wardrobe upgrade in the works for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix installment that will shed past costumes from the franchise for something new and colorful.
According to a set photo leaked earlier today, the heroic team of mutants (under Charles Xavier) has decided to ditch the tactical suits from X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and will not be recycling through the earlier versions either.
The brand new costumes, while not as dark and detailed, will now be mixing blue spandex with a gigantic golden moniker. The design may be new for the movie franchise but not for the source materials.
The “New X-Men” comic book series from Grant Morrison, which ran between July 2004 and March 2008, featured fairly similar costumes. The cover example below attests to this fact and hence, X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be paying homage to the original creator.
That being said, the costume design from Morrison was not entirely appreciated by everyone. The community was split back then and will possibly be split again for the upcoming movie.
It should also be noted that the same set photo has another revealing thread for the movie. There are a group of astronauts surrounding the X-Men. This could very well be the scene where they are preparing to journey into space for a rescue mission, only to have Jean Grey consumed by a powerful cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force.
“The Dark Phoenix Saga” is one of the best arcs to have ever been penned for a comic book series and not just for X-Men. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) previously took on the challenge to adapt the storyline for the silver screen but failed miserably. Hence, fans will be hoping that the new rendition will fare better.
The new installment in the movie franchise will see several of the original cast members reprise their roles as fan-favorite mutants. The star-studded lineup features Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will open in theaters on November 2, 2018. It is being directed by Simon Kinberg, who is also helming Deadpool 2.