Simon Kinberg In Talks To Direct The Next ‘X-Men’ Film

X-Men TV FOX Cinematic UniverseSimon Kinberg, who has written several of the films in the X-Men franchise, is looking to return for another go, but with a bonus. Collider is reporting that not only is Kinberg in talks to write the next film, but he is also potentially looking to directing it to, making it his directorial debut in the film world.

Kinberg started with the franchise’s third installment, The Last Stand which he co-wrote with Zak Penn. He then returned as a producer for First Class, a prequel to the original X-Men trilogy, which was then followed by the well-received Days of Future Past that gave FOX’s cinematic universe for the mutants a reboot in the timeline. Kinberg also returned for the third installment in the prequel trilogy as a producer and writer on Apocalypse.

His involvement with the X-Men isn’t just on the big screen, as he has now gotten involved with the television shows. He serves as an executive producer for both FX’s Legion which recently premiered as well as FOX’s untitled series about two ordinary parents who discover that their kids possess mutant powers as the family is now on the run. Recently Sophie Turner, who plays Jean Grey in the prequel series, stated that the production on the next film, supposedly X-Men: Supernova, is starting “soon”.

“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.”

What do you think of the possibility of Kinberg directing the next X-Men film? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Collider

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Carl

    Please don’t do this Fox. Kinberg and Singer don’t understand how to write or make a modern superhero film. Get some new talent or give it to Tim Miller.

    • AKA

      It is quite clear that Tim Miller is a talented and passionate man. It deserves all this success but personally I find confusing that its name is systematically evoked for everything.

      As for Simon Kinberg on his way to his first realization. I don’t know and frankly at this point I care so little because we know so little about this next film. However I agree that Fox must consider engaging new talent to bring a new vision.

      Many on the net are tearing their hair out and of course shouting again and again: X-MEN must return to the MCU. I don’t know if I want to laugh or cry every time I read this sentence. I don’t know how you can put so much energy and anger into something that you don’t control and that does not depend on you.

      For now I just want to have news of deadpool 2 and see Logan and other movies at the cinema.