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Simon Kinberg Hopes He Never Has to Stop Making X-Men Movies – Do You?

Simon Kinberg has been involved in all things X-Men related on the cinema screen for a long time. Kinberg was on writing duties for X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and currently still in production X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Kinberg also has a writing credit for Fantastic Four (2015), and has worked as a producer on X-Men: First Class and Logan.

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In a recent roundtable discussion for THR with various other writers and producers, including the likes of Jonathan Nolan, Melissa Rosenberg and many others, Kinberg was asked about X-Men. The outlet asked Kinberg if after nine X-Men movies it would ever start to feel too much, here is what the writer/producer said.

“I hope never. We have found in terms of doing stand-alone movies like Logan and Deadpool that we can smuggle a different genre into the comic book movie. Logan was a Western, and Deadpool was like a Monty Python, R-rated comedy. Genre material has sort of pushed out a lot of drama and comedies. If you can smuggle those kinds of movies into this very digestible genre, then you can have more fun.”

Let me just be the first to say that I sincerely hope Kinberg never goes near another X-Men movie in his career. It’s nothing personal Simon, sorry, but I am not a fan of your work, especially the writing.

Let’s look at the quality of X-Men movies Kinberg has written, shall we? X-Men: The Last Stand was awful, X-Men: Apocalypse was awful, X-Men: Day of Future Past was not awful, but certainly not a favorite of mine. As for Fantastic Four, well need I even mention how bad it was? In fact, the two best X-Men films on Kinberg’s list are the ones he did not have a hand in writing, X-Men: First Class and Logan.

With Disney taking over ownership of all things X-Men and Fantastic Four within the next year or two, I for one am glad to be seeing the back of Kinberg. I don’t rate him as a writer, and I don’t think he understands the comic books that made X-Men and Fantastic Four household names. I don’t even like the way he refers to “smuggle those kinds of movies into this very digestible genre.” I like that comic book movies are exploring different genres, but his terminology makes it seem like a scam to me.

I genuinely cannot express enough (politely), how much I dislike Kinberg’s work, and I pray daily to Stan Lee that Disney won’t go anywhere near him with a ten-foot barge pole.

What do you think of Kinberg’s comments, are you a fan of his X-Men work or like me would you rather see him quit writing and take up real estate? Smuggle your thoughts into the very digestible comments section below as always.

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