New 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' Photo Features A Beaten Magneto

Magneto always has the upper hand in X-Men films and in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', he might have met his match. In a new photo released by Empire, the Marvel antihero finds himself hitting rock bottom.

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(Photo: Empire)

Earlier this month, Fassbender detailed his role saying, "A confused Jean turns to Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), the rogue mutant who parted ways with the X-Men at the end of Apocalypse and now lives on an island named Genosha, a destination comic-book fans will recognize. "He's set up this place for mutants that don't have a home to go to," Fassbender explains. "They have to work as a community, but it's a safe place for them and they'll be accepted."

For Marvel fans, Genosha is a huge deal for the X-Men and one they never thought they'd see in a film. For Simon Kinberg to bring the mutant nation to the big screen on his directorial debut is a massive task which could pit Magneto against the mutant team once more.

Taking place in 1992, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set about 10 years after X-Men: Apocalypse. According to Empire, the movie features the team learning the ropes of being a unit with an unfortunate side effect being how that fuels Charles Xavier's (James McAvoy) ego. "It's about duality," Turner tells the magazine, "darkness and light, this sense of her being a completely other person and struggling with that..." What all that means for her relationship with friends and foes remains to be seen.

The X-Men Movie Universe continues with The New Mutants on April 13th; Untitled Deadpool Sequel on June 1st; and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2nd.


Via Empire