After being briefly referenced in an X-Men: Apocalypse deleted scene last year, a casting call for X-Men: Dark Phoenix surfaced in June that seemed to indicate the pop star mutant Dazzler is finally showing up in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. That role has been cast, with The Orville star Halston Sage coming aboard, although there has been no confirmation from the studio.
Last month, the actress was spotted alongside several X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast members backstage at a Hans Zimmer concert in Montreal, where the film is being shot. Halston Sage was seen alongside Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Sophie Turner (Jean Gray), Alexandra Shipp and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). While it may be quite some time before we get any sort of confirmation on this casting, there’s word that the production is gearing up to shift to New York City.
This casting news comes just a few weeks after Jessica Chastain was finally confirmed, after months of speculation. The actress will be playing the primary villain, believed to be Shi’ar Empress Lilandra, although that character has yet to be confirmed.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to hit the screens on November 2, 2018.