The X-Men universe is going to be quite busy in 2018 with New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix all slated to come out that year. While a director has yet to be set for the next X-Men sequel, filming is supposedly going to start sometime this year.
In the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press with Jeff Sneider and Simon Thompson, the hosts were discussing Universal’s Dark Universe. During their discussion, they talked about the next Dark Universe film, which is going to be Bride of Frankenstein which will hit theaters on February 14, 2019.
While Sneider was talking about that film, he brought up Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie as someone he would want to see appear in the remake. But Sneider did also drop a very interesting tidbit about Jolie as he implied that the actress is possibly being eyed for a role in the new X-Men film.
“If she needs to do a big movie and if it’s not…Dark Phoenix – which I don’t think it will be – then I think she should do Bride of Frankenstein.”
It remains to be seen whether or not 20th Century Fox is in talks with Jolie or if she is someone that they would want to approach for Dark Phoenix. As a reminder, the host did point out that he doesn’t think Jolie will end up joining the new X-Men installment.
However, over on social media, Sneider hinted that maybe another big actress will join the film instead of Jolie. When responding to a question, Sneider hinted we might get a “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby reunion” instead.
I said on the podcast that I don’t think she’s going to do it. But… we may get a DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY reunion instead 😉
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) June 9, 2017
What did he mean with “reunion”? For those that don’t know, James McAvoy – who plays the young version of Professor X – appeared in those films with Academy Award nominated Jessica Chastain who seems to be the actress that Sneider was hinting at. As the New Mutants is rounding out its cast, we should hopefully soon have some new details on Dark Phoenix as well as casting news.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is slated to come out in theaters on November 2, 2018.
Would you want to see Angelina Jolie and Jessica Chastain join the X-Men Cinematic Universe? Sound off in the comments below.
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big-screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focus on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Did I miss your favorite character? Well, let me know in the comment section why they should be included! So hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big-screen next!