Bryan Singer Interested In Going Cosmic With Next ‘X-Men’ Film

X-Men Cosmic 90sWhile we know that the next X-Men film will be taking the young mutants introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse to the ’90s, it looks like there is a chance the franchise could also be going cosmic as well. While chatting with Fandango, director Bryan Singer commented on the decision to set the next film in that time period and also revealed some interesting bits regarding what we might expect to see in the next film.

That was something Simon [Kinberg] and I discussed a long time ago, all the way back to when I first pitched the studio on First Class — that they do each movie in 10-year increments,…It’s a nice way for the audience to kind of keep track of the timeline, and it’s fun to play in these different eras. So that’s a good starting point.

In regards to the next film’s potential setting, Singer reveals that he is very open to the idea of taking the X-Men to space and dealing with a “big, alien, interstellar tenant”.

…I imagine – and this is the first time I’ve actually answered the question this way – but another thing that’s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn’t been explored. And to me, that might be kind of fun because I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ fan, and exploring the X-Men universe and being able to utilize that would be exciting, visually.

I’d say it sounds like Singer is definitely interested in taking another crack at The Dark Phoenix Saga, something that has been mentioned quite a bit recently, which he set up in X2 but never explored and was completely botched in X-Men: The Last Stand.

If Singer and company do decide to pursue this, here’s hoping they go full on with it and introduce cosmic elements from the comics such as the Shi’ar and Imperial Guard as well. One can hope, right? Sound off with your thoughts on Singer’s comments in the section below.

Source: Fandango

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  • Bruce Norris

    Wrong guy for the job. This whole thing needs a massive reboot. Place the original five in the mid 80’s and move forward. The 90’s would introduce The New X-men, Storm,Wolv., and such.

    Bring it to now and introduce New Mutants…Bam! Approximately where they are now but with better story possibilities, more in line with the comics.

  • capwulf

    Why the period piece nonsense?
    Cyclops Beast Jean Angel Bobby modern day. What the heck is so hard about that?

    Xmen have THE most visually interesting powers and built in storylines with the racism analogue.
    Why does this guy keep messing it up?

  • Joseph

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE……..NOOO MORE Bryan-Singer-directed X-MEN movies!!!
    Enough is ENOUGH.

    • stlang

      he is gonna destroy gladiator.
      Red and blue suit, with purple skin. HAHA NO! Completely black suit and Caucasian skin tone.

  • Carl

    Great idea, Singer, now here is the door and take Kinberg with you. Hi, Tim Miller we have this idea to take the X-Men cosmic and we what you to direct and Rhett Reese to write it.

    • Steve Steve

      Don’t drag Tim into this! He is doing great stuff in his own world, ignored by the execs! Let the man work!

      • Dan Di Cicco

        If you think he is going to be ignored after the amount of money DP pulled in you are mistaken good sir.

  • Plays With Squirrels

    Singer’s rationale was Marvel were successful with GOTG, why don’t we do that?

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  • Dan Di Cicco

    Yeah, the best x-men since two was directed by someone other than Singer… can we have someone else get a chance please… also if they are going cosmic… please let us have the brood involved some how.

    • Joseph Chaisson

      Tim Miller did an awesome job directing Deadpool.

      • Dan Di Cicco

        As did Matthew Vaughan

        • Joseph Chaisson

          That can be debated.

          • Dan Di Cicco

            Well anything can be debated… 😛

          • Joseph Chaisson

            Yeah I just though First Class was funny. And not funny like it was trying to be funny but funny like it was bad funny.