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X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (2018): Angelina Jolie And Jessica Chastain Rumored For Film

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Angelina Jolie And Jessica Chastain Reportedly Eyed For X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Actresses Angelina Jolie and Jessica Chastain have both been named as possible contenders for the planned 20th Century Fox film X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Both Jolie and Chastain are regarded as some of the most highly-talented actresses working today. Getting her start as a child in the 1982 film Lookin’ to Get Out, Jolie has gone on to appear in such projects as Lara Croft: Tom Raider – The Cradle of Life, The Good Shepherd, Salt, and Maleficent. Chastain, on the other hand, has acted in The Debt, The Help, and Zero Dark Thirty. The two have earned critical acclaim for their roles, with Jolie winning an Academy Award for her turn in Girl, Interrupted, and Chastain being nominated for both the aforementioned Help and Zero.

It is unknown if either is being considered for the title role, much less if the rumors are to be believed, but it is definitely a story worth paying attention for the time being.

CBR.com, the source of this story, offers the following commentary about the possibility of either actress appearing in Dark Phoenix:

As if Angelina Jolie being eyed for Dark Phoenix wasn’t surprising enough, Sneider subsequently revealed on Twitter — although stopping short of mentioning her by name — that Jessica Chastain could end up taking on a role in the film, possibly reuniting her with James McAvoy, who she worked on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby with back in 2014. Chastain has appeared eager to dip her toes into the comic book world for some time, and actually had a role in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 before eventually pulling out of the project. Since then, she’s continued to voice her interest in playing powerful women that get to kick some butt.

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