Genre Geeks: Best Genre Performances From ‘Dark Phoenix’ Cast, Part 2

Class was in session last weekend, but after a dismal box office showing, Professor Xavier’s Mutant Academy might close for good. Simon Kinberg’s “Dark Phoenix” fell far below expectations but nonetheless concluded the film saga until Disney decides to give the franchise another reimagining in the future. Before it departs from cultural consciousness, here is the second part of highlighting the best genre performances from the ensemble cast. This piece wraps up with the remaining underclassmen: Jessica Chastain as Vux, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops/Scott Summers, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Evan Peters as Quicksilver/Peter Maximoff, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler.

5Jessica Chastain as Murphy in “Interstellar” (2014)

4Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts/Parzival in “Ready Player One” (2018)

3Alexandra Shipp as Abby Suso in “Love, Simon” (2018)

2Evan Peters as Warren Lipka in “American Animals” (2018)

1Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen in “Let Me In” (2010)