Ever since X-Males: Apocalypse hit theaters final summer season, followers have been saved largely at nighttime about 20th Century Fox’s plans for persevering with the principle X-Males franchise. The studio has introduced quite a few spin-offs, equivalent to The New Mutants, X-Power and Gambit, however there may be virtually nothing recognized about how the studio intends to proceed the flagship collection. One of many extra persistent rumors is that the studio will reboot the Darkish Phoenix story line, which was advised over the unique trilogy. Whereas that also hasn’t been confirmed, a brand new manufacturing itemizing could have probably the most damning proof but that the studio is rebooting the Darkish Phoenix saga.
The Darkish Phoenix saga was largely advised by way of 2003’s X-2: X-Males United and 2006’s X-Males: The Final Stand. Nonetheless, the occasions of 2014’s X-Males: Days of Future Previous basically eradicated that complete timeline, making a model new timeline the place Jean Gray (Famke Janssen) was nonetheless alive in current day. X-Males: First Class was set within the 1960s, with X-Males: Days of Future Previous happening within the 1970s (and elements of the film are set in current day), whereas X-Males: Apocalypse closes out the trilogy within the 1980s. Producer Simon Kinberg had teased that the subsequent X-Males film was set within the 1990s, presumably with the forged members from the prequel trilogy. A manufacturing itemizing went up as we speak at My Leisure World for a brand new film entitled X-Males: Supernova, which is scheduled to begin manufacturing this Could in Montreal, and which many consider is proof that the Darkish Phoenix reboot is going on.
Final month, a report surfaced that claimed a brand new X-Males film will begin manufacturing this summer season in Montreal, the identical place the place Bryan Singer directed X-Males: Days of Future Previous and X-Males: Apocalypse. Michel Trudel of MELS Studios in Montreal confirmed that the manufacturing will movie on two of their phases for a number of months, however it was by no means confirmed which mission this can be. What’s fascinating is that the My Leisure World itemizing for The New Mutants was up to date yesterday, revealing that manufacturing will truly happen this coming April in Montreal. Whereas it could possibly be a easy mix-up, it might additionally imply that each of those films will likely be basically shot on the identical time
Rumors surfaced in November that Bryan Singer will return to direct this new X-Males film, however nothing was ever confirmed by the studio. As for who may very well star on this film, it’s believed that younger stars equivalent to Sophie Turner (Jean Gray) and Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) will return, however the whole forged from the prequels could not return. That report claimed that the contracts for stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy expired after X-Males: Apocalypse. Whereas it is actually attainable that the actors might renew thier contracts, it could value the studio fairly the gorgeous penny, since they’re all so in demand today.
It is also price noting that, again in Could, director Bryan Singer revealed in an interview that he finally needs to set an X-Males film in outer house, which was one other indication that the Darkish Phoenix saga was ripe for a reboot. Within the unique trilogy, quite a few story components involving aliens and outer house have been discarded, however now that the entire timeline has been reset, and the franchise is extra common than ever, maybe the studio is interested by a extra definitive and thorough adaptation of the Darkish Phoenix story. Whereas nothing is confirmed but, hopefully 20th Century Fox will lastly clear the air about what X-Males 7 actually is.