Jessica was spot on set with Sophie Turner for re-shoot scenes of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Dark Phoenix was originally scheduled to release in November of this year, but Fox pushed the release date back to February 14, 2019 in order to conduct reshoots. Scheduling the reshoots was complicated because the film involves a lot of A-list actors, including Sophie Turner, who had commitments to film the final season of Game of Thrones. They’ve finally begun in Montreal, and are expected to run for roughly two-and-a-half weeks.
There have long been reports that the reshoots are focused on the film’s third act, in which case this could be a key scene in which the titular hero – Jean Grey, a.k.a. the Phoenix – is in her final confrontation with the villain. That would fit with the fact Sophie Turner is dressed in a mo-cap suit, perhaps suggesting CGI will be used to transform her body with Phoenix fire. If that is indeed the case, then the fact Chastain’s character can get up close and personal with the Phoenix is very impressive. The villain is still as-yet unidentified, and it’s difficult to think of anyone in the comics who’s been able to get a chokehold on a Phoenix host.
It’s interesting to see that Chastain too is wearing a full mo-cap suit. That may reflect her character’s powerset; there have long been rumors that Chastain is playing a shapeshifting Skrull, who could conceivably have disguised herself in order to get close to Jean, before reverting to her true (alien) form. It could also simply reflect that her body is being wreathed in Phoenix flames as well.
Check the pictures in our gallery. X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released in February 14, 2019