Well it's about time. According to Deadline 20th Century Fox has finally decided on the X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast and director for the X-Men movie due out next year. For the first time, mega producer Simon Kinberg is finally getting his chance behind the camera. Kindberg has been a member of the X-Men team for years and this is his first chance to direct a movie proper. A complaint about X-Men: Apocalypse was that the X-Men movies had evolved in nearly a decade and fresh blood was needed. While Kinberg is hardly "fresh" blood, a new director for these movies could be the kick in the ass this franchise needs to end on a high note.
Deadline has also announced a bunch of returning cast members. X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, all set to reprise their roles from previous movies. There are also rumors that Jessica Chastain is in talks to join the cast in a new role.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a release date of November 2, 2018. The current rumors suggest that production will begin next month.