Wil Traval, who plays Will Simpson on Netflix series Jessica Jones, decided to clear up some of the confusion that he caused with a cryptic tweet about X-Men: Dark Phoenix a few months ago. On April 22, Traval tweeted that he was “going to be in heaven” followed by the X-Men 7 and Dark Phoenix hashtags.
— Wil Traval (@WilTraval) April 22, 2017
While no one knew for sure whether Traval was joining the X-Men Cinematic Universe or not, it definitely got fans curious about what Traval’s tweet could mean. But it appears that it was just Traval sharing his excitement for the film as a fellow X-Men fan. The actor confirmed on his Twitter page the other day that while he isn’t actually in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, he is definitely looking forward to it.
“‘I am going to be heaven’ because I am looking forward to the film. Nothing more to it.”
‘I am going to be heaven’ because I am looking forward to the film. Nothing more to it. #notinthemovie
— Wil Traval (@WilTraval) June 11, 2017
Despite X-Men: Dark Phoenix being set to come out at the end of 2018, a director has yet to be announced for the upcoming installment. There were reports earlier in the year that X-Men scribe Simon Kinberg would possibly be making his directorial debut with the new film, but nothing has been decided yet.
While the second season of Jessica Jones has started filming in New York, it has yet to be confirmed whether or not Traval will be reprising his role in Season 2. The actor did guest-star in another comic book television show this season as he appeared in Arrow Season 5 as the DC character Human Target.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to come out in theaters on November 2, 2018.
Source: Wil Traval
10 ‘X-Men’ Spin-Offs That Would Make Great TV Shows
The X-Men universe is largely responsible for bringing about the current age of superhero movies. Starting with X-Men in 2000, there has been an explosion in superhero cinema. The X-Men movies have succeeded at the box office for quite some time and are now getting ready to break out onto the small screen.
Next month, FX will be premiering Legion based on the Marvel comics character. The show will focus on David Haller, a mutant with schizophrenia, who happens to have incredible powers for each personality he has. The buzz for the show is great and there’s great potential to seeing more mutant stories on the small screen. In fact, another mutant-based X-Men spin-off show from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix just received a pilot order from Fox, with longtime franchise steward Bryan Singer at the helm.
With two TV shows based in the X-Men universe (or alternate universes) coming in the future, we wanted to think about what other X-Men characters should get their own spin-off TV shows. Here is a list of 10 X-Men spin-offs that should get their own television shows. Click Next to start!