The latest updates and spoilers for "X-Men: dark phoenix" reveal "Crimson Peak" star Jessica Chastain's character in the movie. According to Meet the Movie Press, Chastain is rumored to play the X-Men villain Claudine Renko a.k.a. Miss Sinister, a gender-swapped version of their classic adversary, Mister Sinister.

Chastain was previously hinted to play the role of Shi'ar empress Lilandra in the sequel since the Shi'ar has played a pivotal role "The Dark Phoenix" saga in the comics. This also teased that the next movie will take place in outer space and the concept will likely expand the team's lore in the future sequels.

Who is Miss Sinister?

Claudine Renko is a genetic clone of Mister Sinister who has transferred his consciousness into a female body. She has the same mutant abilities as his predecessor such as cellular shapeshifting, healing factor, telepathy, telekinesis, energy blasts, and near immortality.

Like Mister Sinister, Miss Sinister is also a genetic scientist who tries to create the perfect mutant and has no problem committing barbaric experiments on them to achieve her goals. While the podcast show did not elaborate any further information, Claudine's inclusion to the sequel could work since the Sinisters have been obsessed with Jean Grey and Scott Summers's family tree in the comics, and they wanted to use their genetic template to create the perfect superpowered weapon.

It is also rumored that Mister Sinister will be featured in "The New Mutants" live-action movie in its post-credits scene.

What do we know so far?

20th Century Fox announced that the release dates for "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" and "The New Mutants" has been changed, and they are scheduled for major reshoots this year.

The sequel will take place a decade after "Apocalypse" as the world is slowly accepting the mutant race after the X-Men's heroic during their battle with En Sabah Nur.

The mutant team became national heroes, and Professor Charles Xavier has placed them on several missions to please the public, regardless of the risk.

Jean Grey is experiencing an increase in her mutant ability after unleashing her full potential against Apocalypse, and it manifested again during a rescue mission in space. This resulted in Jean unwittingly releasing the Phoenix Force, and her growing power will destroy the world.

Charles and his team must stop the Phoenix by any means necessary even if it means fighting their own friend in the process.