December 09, 2017 at 10:30 AM EST

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Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix will not only take on the most iconic X-Men storyline of all time, but it will also showcase another feature from the comics: mutant-friendly island Genosha.

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When Phoenix opens, Erik (Michael Fassbender) is living and leading a group of mutants on Genosha. “He’s set up this place for mutants that don’t a home to go to and they can seek refuge there,” says Fassbender of the location. “They have to work as a community but it’s a safe place for them and they’ll be accepted.” Adds Kinberg, “It’s the mutant homeland.”

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But the peace and calm of the commune is threatened with the arrival of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), who comes to Erik for help. Teases Fassbender, shown above with Kinberg, “There’s a suspicion there on his part when she arrives.”

Dark Phoenix arrives Nov. 2, 2018.

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