During a roundtable conversation moderated by The Hollywood Reporter, producer Simon Kinberg revealed that he does not want to stop making X-Men movies.
Having worked on nine X-Men films since the first entry in the franchise was released, producer Simon Kinberg moved into the director’s chair for the latest chapter of the film series, Dark Phoenix. However, despite having a long tenure with the franchise, Kinberg revealed that hopes to continue making new X-Men films and commented on how recent successes have allowed them to explore new genres:
“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.”
Kinberg added that he is not concerned with the possibility of turning away new fans by having too many entries in the franchise:
“I feel the obligation is the opposite. It’s not a barrier of entry in terms of catching the audience up, it’s actually a barrier of catching the audience off guard. You want audiences to feel that it’s not the same movie. It is as fresh as any other movie out there, it’s not being compared to previous X-Men movies, it’s being compared to Black Panther, to Avengers, to Arrival, anything within the genre spaces we’re talking about.”
Of course, with Disney’s acquisition of 21s Century Fox’s film and television assets moving forward, the future of the X-Men movie franchise beyond the next two installments remains unclear.
Dark Phoenix is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on February 14, 2019, and New Mutants is due to arrive on August 2, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
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