While X-Men: Apocalypse might not have performed as well at the box office as many had hoped, it was far from a flop and definitely set the stage for the future of the franchise in many ways. But what exactly does that future of hold for the mutants over at 20th Century Fox? Speaking with That Hashtag Show at The Saturn Awards, writer and producer Simon Kinberg briefly commented on what’s next for the franchise and offered up some brief updates on a few of the projects.
“Uh, we’re figuring that out now. The first thing up, we’re shooting the Wolverine movie right now and we start shooting Deadpool 2 at the beginning of next year, then I sit down and start writing the next of the mainline X-Men movies.”
Additionally, the writer & producer commented on the status of New Mutants, confirming that Josh Boone is indeed still on board to direct the film that he says will be “very local to the comics” and that while he doesn’t have a start date, they are “hoping to shoot that one real soon too.” As far as the that status of the Gambit solo film starring Channing Tatum, Kinberg revealed roughly when we should expect cameras to start rolling.
“We have a great script on that and hope to shoot that movie at the beginning of spring of next year.”
With the Doug Liman directed film looking to film next Spring, it’s likely that the film will hit theaters at the end of next year or early 2018. Are you looking forwards to New Mutants & Gambit? Let us know what you think about Kinberg’s comments in the section below.
Source: That Hashtag Show