The X-Men Suit Up in New X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Photo and Simon Kinberg Talks about Using The Classic Costumes

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Last week the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix was released and I personally thought it looked better than what I was expecting. The thing is, we haven’t seen a really good X-Men team-up film since X2, so I’m cautiously optimistic about it. Like most Marvel fans, I’m just excited to see what Marvel Studios does with these characters once they get the rights back to them.

Today we have a new photo to share with you from the film that gives us our best look yet at the new X-Men suits that the team will be wearing. I like the minimalist design that they took straight from the comics. When talking about why he wanted to introduce the classic X-Men costumes, Kinberg said:

“I’ve been waiting to do that from the first time I ever got a call from Avi Arad. Avi and Kevin Feige were the chief two people that called me about an X-Men movie 15 years ago. We talked about the costumes, and what Bryan Singer had done I understood and liked, but they were very different to what I had grown up seeing in the comics. So I was excited finally as the director to have more of a say and clothe them in their classic costumes.

I had a board full of my favorite images from the comics, and then I worked with our costume designer, who also worked on Logan, to create something that was incredibly loyal to the comics and then also had a little bit of its own feel. There’s little nuances from the cartoons, the comics, from whatever it is that if you were a fan you grew up reading or watching.”

The photo features Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence).

Empire also reveals that the story is set in 1992, “a time when they're up and running as a superhero team. But when one rescue mission in space goes badly wrong, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is exposed to strange cosmic energy that unlocks the vast powers lurking within her. It's something that Xavier has long tried to keep under wraps, but as Jean embraces her abilities, she comes under the influence of a mysterious alien with her own agenda (Jessica Chastain). The result is a clash within the group and more danger than they've ever faced.”

What do you think of the new costume design for the X-Men and the setting?

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2019.

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