X-MEN Sequels And Spin-Offs Are On The Way
X-Men: Supernova has been floating around the Internet for a few weeks now, with many assuming it to be the working title for the upcoming adaptation of X-Men: The New Mutants. Well, according to a new listing from production weekly, there’s actually two X-Men project in the works.
Production Weekly lists both X-Men: The New Mutants and X-Men: Supernova as separate projects, set to go into production in April and May respectively.
For one listing to appear might be dismissible as an error, but for two separate ones at around the same time to suggest the same film would be way too much of a coincidence. Even if it seems odd that Fox would spread themselves so thin with so many productions in the works at the same time.
But it’s worthy of note all the same. And it does fit with Simon Kinberg’s work on the sequel’s script and the hints that it would be focused on the Dark Phoenix Saga, which was teased heavily in Apocalypse. And you can see why Supernova and phoenix imagery might prick up a lot of people’s interest in that respect.
For now, it’s unconfirmed, but it would definitely be interesting to see Fox speed the sequel into production, especially with contracts for the major stars of the rebooted franchise to date still yet to actually be worked out.
New Mutants is being directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and will reportedly follow a group of teenage mutant superheroes training at Professor X’s School for Gifted Youngsters, while very little nothing is known about X-Men: Supernova.
However, Simon Kinberg has been working on a future X-Men script since last summer, and there has been a rumor that the next entry in the main series will present a new adaptation of The Phoenix Saga, following the tease in last year’s Apocalypse.
This is of course all speculation at the moment, but make sure to keep up with SPLASH REPORT for all the latest updates on the X-Men Universe.
What do you think? Would you like to see the Dark Phoenix Saga again with Sophie Turner in the lead?