After months of hushed whispers and speculation that the next X-Men film, given the “working title” of ‘X-Men: Supernova‘ by 20th Century Fox, would look to fix the egregious error that ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ creating by totally botching the classic “Dark Phoenix” X-Men comic-book story line, we’ve now received word officially: next up in the “new & improved” cinematic X-timeline is a chance for the studio to get it right.
With the younger X-crew first introduced in ‘X-Men: First Class,’ Fox and creative controller Bryan Singer were given a unique opportunity to go back and “re-do” a bit of what the first 3 X-Men films (‘X-Men,’ ‘X2: United,’ and ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’) had gotten wrong. They’ve now committed to doing just that, which should please many fans – if the new version is done correctly, of course.
In an interview with Fandango in 2016, Singer – who directed ‘X-Men’ and ‘X2: United’ but stepped away from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ to instead direct ‘Superman Returns’ – said:
“I like finishing things. I like finishing this particular iteration…I know ‘X-Men 3’ was quite rushed and I didn’t complete it, and I felt a little like it was probably my responsibility to do that as a filmmaker, and I didn’t.”
2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Marvel Mutants, with the ‘New Mutants’ film scheduled for an April 13, 2018 release, ‘Deadpool 2’ hitting theaters on June 1, 2018, and ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ rounding things out on November 2, 2018.
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