For those who love Sansa Stark, but wish she’d been in a better X-Men movie, there’s good news and bad news.
The good news is that Sophie Turner, who plays the popular Game of Thrones character, will definitely be appearing as Jean Grey in another movie.
The bad news, if, of course, that there’s a very slim chance that Fox has learned from its mistakes after the last movie, and this next one might be just as bad, if not worse.
There’s no way of knowing which way this might lean.
Speaking on the red carpet at the recent BAFTA awards ceremony, Sophie Turner explained that her filming schedule this year is pretty packed:
“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8! So I’ve got a busy year lined up.”
Okay, so there’s at least one more X-Men movie on the horizon that’ll feature Sophie Turner. A few weeks ago, this might almost have seen like an impossibility, as Fox’s reaction to the poor reception that Apocalypse endured was pretty much to salt the Earth and pretend that Bryan Singer’s most recent movie had never existed.
That said, Turner’s comments do fit with similar remarks from Bryan Singer, in which the director stated that he’s basically twiddling his thumbs at the moment as he waits for September, when his next X-Men movie can begin shooting.
Rumor has it that this movie will be titled Supernova, and if Sophie Turner is on board, this has the potential to be awesome.
After all, Supernova is, supposedly, a chance for the X-Men franchise to do a Guardians of the Galaxy and blast off into space, leaving behind any chance of another grounded movie which serves as a metaphor for racism, homophobia, or other various forms of bigotry.
That’s a shame, but, Jean Grey? In space?
Dark Phoenix saga, anybody? The ending of Apocalypse does seem like that’s the direction Bryan Singer is pointing in, as if his previous two X-Men movies are essentially his way of circling around to tackle the classic comic book storyline, and make up for the utter failure of X-Men: The Last Stand.
That said, considering that Apocalypse made all the same mistakes that Brett Ratner made with the last cinematic adaptation of the Phoenix (bloated special effects, too many characters, an incoherent plot, dumb costumes), there’s a danger that Supernova could end up just as bad, if not worse, than the third movie in this ever growing franchise.
So if seeing a gorgeous redheaded woman burst into flames in space is enough to sell you on a movie, good news! It looks like Sophie Turner’s going to be filming that sometime soon!
If, on the other hand, that’s not the movie for you, what’s wrong with you?
That sounds awesome.