Welp, you know how the old saying goes, "Another day, another X-Men film."
Alright, maybe nobody *actually* says that, but it would be nice if they did.
Lucky for us, though, today it's actually true. That's right, Fox has officially dropped some seriously X-cellent news on us: The X-Men franchise will return for a follow-up to 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse in November 2018 with Dark Phoenix.
What's even more exciting than that, though, is the accompanying announcement that all of our favorite A-listers will be returning to their roles in the film.
That means we can look forward to spending yet another action-packed two hours with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Excited yet? Yeah, I thought so.
Now, after reading all of that, you might be thinking to yourself "Wow...new a X-Men? J. Law, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan?! How could this lineup get any better?!".
Well, take a deep breath and I'll tell you how: JESSICA FREAKIN' CHASTAIN!
I know, I'm shook, too. Though it's not 100 percent confirmed yet, Jessica Chastain is rumored to be playing Lilandra, the villainous Empress of the Shi'ar Empire.
Clearly, X-Men fans are freakin' PUMPED (as they should be) at the thought of a Jess joining the X-Men universe. Indeed, as one fan on Twitter aptly put it:
Other fans have also taken to Twitter to express their excitement.
In addition to all this, we know Simon Kinberg has signed on to direct Dark Phoenix. Though this is his first time behind the camera, Kinberg has been a major player in bringing every X-Men movie from 2006's The Last Stand to 2016's Deadpool to life, so I think it's fair to say he's pretty competent.
All I can say is this has been way too much excitement for me to handle. Now all that's left to do is scour the internet for new info on the movie every single day until November of 2018 when I'm sure Dark Phoenix will X-ceed all my X-pectations. (I'm sorry for that. I'll see myself out.)