Jessica Chastain’s Villain Looks Fierce in ‘Dark Phoenix’ First Look (Photo)

“I keep thinking of the vet who tells you you need to put your dog down,” actress says of her inspiration for the character

Jessica Chastain looks fierce donning a blonde do in a first-look image for “Dark Phoenix.”

Entertainment Weekly published a bunch of new images from the upcoming “X-Men” film, which will be directed by Simon Kinberg, including the one of Chastain. Other images showed off Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, and one photograph also teased a mission to space.

In June, it was announced Chastain was in talks to join the cast as a villain. EW described Chastain’s character as an “otherwordly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda.”

“Simon and I were talking about the character and I said, ‘I keep thinking of the vet who tells you you need to put your dog down,'” the actress said. “There’s something very clinical about it.”

The film will focus on Turner’s Jean Grey as it features the story of the Dark Phoenix saga from the X-Men comics. The Phoenix, in the form of Jean, appeared as the primary antagonist in “X-Men: The Last Stand.” She was portrayed in the film by actress Famke Jansen.

The film has a release date of Nov. 2, 2018. It will also star James McAvoy, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp.

See the image below.

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