As casting news for the upcoming Simon Kinberg directed X-Men: Dark Phoenix film began to surface, it was assumed by everyone that Jessica Chastain would be playing Lilandra, ruler of the Shi’ar Empire. Although not confirmed, the description of her character was extremely similar to what fans would expect from Lilandra.
Well, it appears all of our assumptions were wrong.
In an Instagtam post, Jessica Chastain posted a picture to sum up her first day of filming on the set of Dark Phoenix. After posting, fans began flooding the comments asking her to confirm who she was playing. Chastain confirmed that the character she was playing was, in fact, not Lilandra. Check out a screenshot of the now deleted comment below:
Interesting how she would reply and then delete this comment. Is she telling the truth or trying her hardest to keep details about her character a secret for a big reveal later on? No one knows. For now, it would be best to take this with a grain of salt and allow time to tell.
What do you think fellow Geeksters? Do you believe her? If not Lilandra, who do you think she is playing? Let us know in the comments below.