From The Wrap
Evan Peters, who played mutant speedster Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” is reprising the role for a third time in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
\nLamar Johnson, one of the stars of the Canadian show ‘The Next Step,’ is also joining the cast.
\nJennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee are all reprising their roles when production begins in Montreal this week.
\nThe film will focus on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey in an adaptation of the “Dark Phoenix saga,” a celebrated and influential X-Men comics storyline written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Dave Cocktum and John Byrne. Set up with an eight-issue arc from 1976-77 and later concluded with a 10-issue arc in 1980, the story sees Jean Grey acquire fantastic powers that ultimately corrupt her, turning her into a cosmic-level threat.