Updated August 2, 2017: Jessica Chastain has confirmed her involvement in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Dark Phoenix through a playful tweet with co-star James McAvoy. Take a look:
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Chastain goes short of confirming her rumored role as Lilandra, queen of the Shi'Ar Empire.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix began filming in Montreal on June 28 under the title "Teen Spirit," with filming expected to go through October.
Piggybacking off the recent report that the X-Men: Apocalypse cast will reunite for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Hollywood Reporter has word that actress Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the film's villain - Lilandra, queen of the Shi'Ar Empire.
In comic books, Lilandra has been both an ally and an enemy to the X-Men, and was a central character in the "Dark Phoenix Saga." She was even the off-and-on lover of Charles Xavier.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is due out in theaters November 2, 2018.