Audition tapes for X-Men: Dark Phoenix just hit the internet and its lit fam! The tapes were sent under the movie’s working title, “Teen Spirit”. The submissions come from Alexa Swinton, a Canadian-American actress who appears on Billions. Rarmian Newton, an Australian actor who has appeared on The Family and Dance Academy and Paul Mescal an Irish newcomer.
Newton’s tape is for a character named Shane. Mescal’s is for a character referred to as Sam. The Rogue reference comes from Swinton’s tape; she is going for a character named Marie, Rogue’s real name. Not only does she share the name but if Fox was trying to stick with their continuity
which they’re definitely known for she is about the same age as Rogue would be in the 1990’s per Anna Paquin’s age in 2000’s X-Men.
The other audition tapes don’t give us much to take from with the exception of Newton’s tape. It sounds like the Xavier Institute may be under attack yet again.
Check out the tapes below and let us know what you think!
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters November 2, 2018.