You know, you have to give 20th Century Fox some real props for the work they’re doing on the X-Men universe. Yes, it’s a bit frustrating on an OCD level. In a world where the Marvel Cinematic Universe has all their films interlinked in an intricate way, it’s hard to look at the X-Men films and appreciate it for that very same “architecture,” as it were.
However, one thing the X-Men universe has always done well is allow their films to essentially exist in a vacuum. Sure, a good number of films are sequels, but for the most part, they can be enjoyed in and of themselves. It’s also given them the opportunity to allow for outside-the-box ideas like Deadpool of Logan, which would have had no place in an established, set-in-stone universe.
This could, in part, be credited to Simon Kinberg, the producer of most of the X-Men films in the past decade, and writer of the last three X-Men films. In short, he’s kind of the Kevin Feige of this universe. It’s with all this in mind that we go into the big news piece courtesy of the folks over at Collider.
According to the outlet, Kinberg is currently in talks to write and direct the next X-Men film, which is rumored to be titled X-Men: Supernova. The plot is rumored to be based on the Dark Phoenix Saga, and will likely start off a new trilogy of films, if the past pattern of this franchise is to be any indicator.
We’ve reached out to Kinberg for a comment on this report, and will be sure to update you once we hear back.
While Kinberg is well-versed in Hollywood on the producing and writing side of things, this film would mark his directorial debut. Normally, this would be a reason to be a bit nervous. However, given his experience as producer, he’s undoubtedly been able to see the process done over the course of his career. He’s a gifted storyteller, and one whose transition to director was inevitable. Let’s just hope that the scope of an X-Men film isn’t too much for a first time.
One interesting aspect is a report we ran earlier today, which showed actor James McAvoy sharing a dinner with Kinberg and Patrick Stewart. With this news of him potentially being director now out, we certainly look back at that with a different perspective.
What do you think of this news piece? Would you like to see the man behind many of these X-Men films finally take the helm? Let us know your comments down below!
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