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Every X-Men Character In Dark Phoenix

X-Men Dark Phoenix Cast and Characters

Warning: SPOILERS For Dark Phoenix ahead.

Here is every X-Men character who appears in Dark Phoenix. The final Fox X-Men movie is written and directed by Simon Kinberg and is actually the second adaptation of Marvel Comics' Dark Phoenix Saga. It's also the fourth mainline X-Men film set the rebooted timeline that began in X-Men: First Class.

In Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is imbued with the cosmic Phoenix Force, which releases pent-up trauma and memories that were kept from her by Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) when she was a little girl. Corrupted by the otherworldly power, Jean fights for her soul while the X-Men and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) try to stop the threat that she's becoming. Exacerbating the crisis, Jean is targeted by an alien shapeshifter who manipulates her and intends to use the Phoenix Force to further a takeover of the Earth.

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The X-Men movies have traditionally been a showcase for loads of mutant characters. Since X-Men is about a superhero team and is set at a school for mutants, it's been easy for the films to introduce multiple heroes and villains from the pages of Marvel Comics - and Dark Phoenix is no exception. Even though Dark Phoenix is the first X-Men movie without an appearance by Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), there's still an impressive roster of famous and obscure X-Men characters in the film.

Jean Grey (Sophie Turner)

The mutant psychic is the main character of Dark Phoenix. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean merges with the Phoenix Force, which increases her power "off the charts". But as she grows more and more powerful, she becomes unstable and turns on the X-Men. Dark Phoenix is about Jean's struggle for her own soul and whether she can choose her own destiny. Sophie Turner is, of course, best known as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. The 8-year-old version of Jean in flashbacks is played by Summer Fontana.

Charles Xavier aka Professor X (James McAvoy)

James McCavoy as Professor X unbuttoned in X-Men Dark Phoenix

Charles Xavier is the psychic leader of the X-Men and the headmaster of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngers, which is secretly a private boarding school for mutants. In Dark Phoenix, Professor X's dream of humans and mutants co-existing came true. But it all falls apart when Charles is forced to confront his role in Jean Grey's corruption because of the psychic barriers he built in Jean's mind and the lies he told to protect Jean from the truth about how she was orphaned.

Raven Darkholme aka Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique

The shapeshifting Raven Darkholme (Jennifer Lawrence) is the X-Men's field commander and Professor X's oldest friend. She reluctantly joins in X-Men: Apocalypse and now, a decade later, Mystique questions Charles and the cost of his turning the X-Men into superheroes. Mystique hopes to leave the X-Men and try to live a different life with Beast (Nicholas Hoult) but that dream ends tragically.

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Scott Summers aka Cyclops (Tye Sheridan)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Cyclops and Jean Grey

Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan) has the power to emit optic blasts. With no Wolverine to create a love triangle, Dark Phoenix can spotlight Scott and Jean's relationship more directly, exploring their life together following Scott's enrollement in the Xavier School in X-Men: Apocalypse. After Jean flees the X-Men and becomes Dark Phoenix, Scott spearheads the mission to bring her back home.

Ororo Monroe aka Storm (Alexandra Shipp)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Alexandra Shipp as Storm

Ororo Monroe (Alexandra Shipp) joined the X-Men after the defeat of Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac); she was previously discovered by Apocalypse and turned into one of his Four Horsemen. With her power over the weather, especially her ability to hurl lightning, Storm is one of the most powerful X-Men and she is resolute in stopping Jean Grey.

Peter Maximoff aka Quicksilver (Evan Peters)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Evan Peters As Quicksilver

Peter Maximoff (Evan Peters) is a speedster and the son of Magneto, a fact he hasn't disclosed to his father. Quicksilver was introduced in X-Men: Days of Future Past and finally joined the X-Men in X-Men: Apocalypse after he single-handedly rescued the students of the Xavier's School when the mansion exploded. In Dark Phoenix, he relishes his role as a role model to the younger mutants.

Hank McCoy aka Beast (Nicholas Hoult)

Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy outside in X-Men Dark Phoenix

Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) can now shift from human form to his furry blue mutated form at will. One of the last of the original class of X-Men that formed in X-Men: First Class, Beast is also one of the three men who love Mystique, along with Magneto and Professor X. After being one of Charles Xavier's most loyal friends and his right-hand man since the 1970s, the tragic events of Dark Phoenix cause Beast to split from Professor X and question his mentor for the first time.

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Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Nightcrawler Attacked

Kurt Wagner (Kodi Smit-McPhee) was discovered by Mystique and brought to the Xavier School in X-Men: Apocalypse. He has since become a full-time member of the X-Men and his mutant power of teleportation has proven invaluable time and time again.

Other Students At The Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters

Summer Fontana as young Jean Grey in X-Men Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix is set in 1992 and along with the X-Men, the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters is flourishing with students. There are dozens of unnamed young mutants who matriculate at the school in Dark Phoenix, but one young girl is seen walking through walls at the end of the film - this could be a rebooted Kitty Pryde or at least another mutant with the same phasing power.

Erik Lensherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Michael Fassbender as Magneto

In Dark Phoenix, Erik Lensherr has relocated to the island of Genosha, which was given to his group of mutants by the U.S. Government. Although Magneto is an internationally-known mutant criminal, he is allowed to lead a safe haven for mutants in 1992, until Jean Grey arrives in Genosha while under pursuit by the U.S. Military. When he learns that Jean killed Mystique, Magneto leads his new Brotherhood back to American soil so he can kill Jean in revenge.

Selene (Kota Eberhardt) And Ariki (Andrew Stehlin)

X-Men Dark Phoenix Brotherhood

Magneto's mutant haven of Genosha houses several unnamed mutants but two come with him to New York to take on Jean Grey and the X-Men. The first is Selene (Kota Eberhardt), a mutant psychic who is based on the comic book character who was a member of the Hellfire Club. The other Brotherhood member is Ariki a.k.a. Red Lotus (Andrew Stehlin), who has superhuman agility and the mutant power to control and weaponize his braided hair.

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Vuk (Jessica Chastain) And The D'Bari

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer Jessica Chastain in New York

Vuk (Jessica Chastain) and the D'Bari are a race of shapeshifting aliens who are the true villains of Dark Phoenix. Vuk assumes the form of a human woman named Margaret and she tries to coerce Jean into surrendering the Phoenix Force to her. The D'Bari want to take over the Earth after their planet was destroyed by the Phoenix Force. Originally rumored to be the Skrulls, the aliens are instead adapted from the race that was wiped out when the Phoenix destroyed a star and committed genocide in The Dark Phoenix Saga comic.

Alison Blaire aka Dazzler (Halston Sage)

Dazzler in X-Men Dark Phoenix

Alison Blaire (Halston Sage) cameos in Dark Phoenix as the performer at the victory party for the Xavier School students after the X-Men's successful rescue mission of the space shuttle Endeavor. Dazzler's mutant power is the ability to convert sound into light and she was originally teased in a deleted scene when Jean, Scott, Nightcrawler, and Jubilee (Lana Condor) go to the mall in X-Men: Apocalypse.

John (Scott Shepherd) and Elaine Grey (Hannah Anderson)

Scott Shepherd as Dr John Grey in X-Men Dark Phoenix

John (Scott Shepherd) and Elaine Grey (Hannah Anderson) are Jean Grey's parents who appear in a flashback to 1975. The manifestation of Jean's mutant powers cause a fatal car crash that only Jean survives; Dark Phoenix presents a more tragic origin for her than the one depicted in X-Men: The Last Stand. However, when the Phoenix Force brings down the psychic walls Professor X built into her mind, Jean's discovery that Xavier lied about what happened to her father ignites her rage.

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