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The ‘X-Force’ Movie Will be Written by Joe Carnahan

22 February 2017 6:54 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The last time we heard anything solid about Fox’s X-Force movie, X-Men franchise mainstay Simon Kinberg was working on the screenplay. Then there were rumblings that this team of mutant heroes, darker and a bit more violent than your typical X-Men team, would be introduced in the third Deadpool movie (never mind that Deadpool 2 […]

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The X-Force Film Gets A Writer And Director

22 February 2017 5:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lots of movement going on with Fox’s X-Men franchise this week. After hearing that Simon Kinberg may helm the next instalment in the main series, which will probably be titled Supernova, and learning that Deadpool 2 has drafted in a new writer, we’re now being told that the X-Force film has found itself a director and a pair of scribes. reports that Joe Carnahan (The GreyThe A-Team), who’s currently putting together a remake of The Raid that sounds pretty awesome, will get behind the camera for the upcoming superhero flick. Not only that, but he’ll write the movie alongside Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Apparently, the actor wants X-Force to be an R-rated affair, much like his own superhero series, and Cable, who’s set to appear in Deadpool 2, will be featured in this project as well.

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Fox’s Untitled X-Men Pilot Adds Jamie Chung As Blink

22 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Slowly but surely, the pieces are beginning to fall into place for Marvel and Fox’s untitled X-Men pilot.

With Matt Nix and Bryan Singer locked in – the latter of whom will direct – today brings confirmation that Gotham‘s Jamie Chung is making the switch from DC to Marvel in order to play Blink, a character imbued with the powers of teleportation. Described as “sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy,” Blink (Aka Clarice Fong) is a superpowered persona bursting with personality, though that naturally strong exuberance is left battered and bruised after a “sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ she is slowly becoming herself again.”

In light of today’s casting coup, Chung will star opposite Blair Redford (Switched at Birth), who signed on for an undisclosed role (Thunderbird? Warpath?) only a fortnight ago. »

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Jamie Chung to Play Blink in Fox’s Marvel Pilot From Bryan Singer

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another X-Men character has been cast in Fox’s Marvel pilot from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer.

Jamie Chung will star as Blink, the popular character from the comics with the power of teleportation, Variety has learned.

The untitled action-adventure series is a hot project at Fox with A-listers behind the scenes. Nix penned the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Lauren Shuler DonnerSimon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Bryan Singer, who is on board to direct the pilot.

The pilot from 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel Television will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Chung’s character Blink — real name Clarice Fong — is described as sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy. Her »

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Newswire: Mutant-loving producer Simon Kinberg might direct the next X-Men movie

21 February 2017 7:33 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Simon Kinberg has been part of Fox’s X-Men franchise for a few years now, serving as a producer on every film in the long-running franchise since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. But despite suggestions that he might have stepped in to help finish Josh Trank’s ill-fated Fantastic Four, Kinberg has never directed a movie of his own, superhero or otherwise

That might be about to change, with The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline both reporting that Kinberg is supposedly in ongoing talks to direct the next, still untitled, movie in the X-Men universe. Kinberg reportedly wrote a script for a new X-Men film last year, presumably as a follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse. Given that Fox is focused on Logan at the minute, it’s still unclear what form this latest movie would take. Casting will certainly be an interesting hurdle, though, especially since Hugh Jackman is retiring from playing ...


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X-Men: Supernova eyes Simon Kinberg to direct

21 February 2017 5:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Feb 22, 2017

X-Men: Supernova, a new take on the Dark Phoenix Saga, is happening, and Simon Kinberg is hoping to direct the film.

You didn’t need to be psychic to see this coming after Sophie Turner and James McAvoy both hinted the next X-Men film, apparently titled X-Men: Supernova, was filming this summer. But it now appears official. What's more, Simon Kinberg is in line to both write and direct the seventh X-Men team movie.

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Collider broke the news, reporting that Kinberg, a frequent writer and constant producer on the X-Men films since 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, has completed a screenplay for what is tentatively called X-Men: Supernova and is now in discussions to make his directorial debut on the film. Further, it suggests that the film is indeed based around the Dark Phoenix Saga, which means that Turner »

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'X-Men': Producer Simon Kinberg Top Contender to Helm Next Movie

21 February 2017 5:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer behind Fox’s hallowed X-Men franchise, is the top contender to direct the studio’s next X-Men project.

There is no official offer, but sources say that it is an idea that both sides have been dancing around for months.

Kinberg has been involved with the X-Men series in a writer and/or producer capacity since 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and has become one of the most important players in the X-Men cinematic universe, having his hands in the main X-Men line, nascent spinoff franchise Deadpool, the new (and last for Hugh Jackman) Wolverine movie, Logan, and even TV »

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Rumor: Simon Kinberg looking to write & direct the next X-Men film

21 February 2017 4:58 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Although X-men: Apocalypse may not have received the reception which Twentieth Century Fox was hoping for, there's still plenty of stories left to tell in the X-men franchise as well as a great deal of money to be made. Simon Kinberg, who has been involved with the X-men franchise for over a decade, may be set to take on an even larger role for the next X-men film as Collider is reporting... Read More »

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James McAvoy seemingly confirms Xavier return, Simon Kinberg rumoured to direct next X-Men instalment

21 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the contracts for the main players of the First Class cast expiring after last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, there’s been a lot of rumour and speculation about the next instalment of the main X-Men franchise, with one report even suggesting that 20th Century Fox is prepared for a soft reboot, should it not be able to convince its stars to return.

So far, details on the next movie – thought to be titled X-Men: Supernova – have been kept well under wraps, but following Sophie Turner’s comments that it will shoot this summer, it now seems that James McAvoy has confirmed his return as Professor Charles Xavier. McAvoy shared a photo of himself having dinner with producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker, complete with the caption “I can’t wait for the summer.”


Now, it is possible that McAvoy is referring to Josh Boone’s X-Men: The New Mutants rather than Supernova, »

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Simon Kinberg Looking To Direct Next ‘X-Men’?

21 February 2017 4:41 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

No one is commenting and that is the posture they’ve taken with Deadline for weeks, but web reports are starting to surface about the next X-Men and that Simon Kinberg will write and direct it. Again, Fox and Kinberg’s reps continue to dismiss it, but there’s fire behind the smoke. Kinberg has been a backbone for the X-Men franchise and its spinoffs, so it makes perfect sense he would take a crack at one of the films, especially when interest is so keen after Deadpool and… »

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Van Helsing Reboot Gets Wrath of the Titans Writer

21 February 2017 4:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has brought on Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to rewrite the script for the studio's Van Helsing reboot. It is part of Universal Studios' monster universe, which will feature a bunch of classic creatures in modern day. While his involvement hasn't been reported until now, Dan Mazeau has been with this project since September. He was also part of the original writers room that came together to flesh out this universe, which included Noah Hawley (Legion), Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black).

The Tracking Board broke the news of this writer coming aboard, with Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, Passengers) previously working on this project together through the writers room. Just yesterday, Eric Heisserer revealed that he tried to make the movie as scary as possible, although he qualified that by stating, "I don't know what it's going to look »

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X-Men 7 to Be Writer Simon Kinberg's Directorial Debut?

21 February 2017 4:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The X-Men franchise is in a bit of a transitional phase over at Fox. On one hand, Deadpool totally crushed and opened a totally new door for the studio to explore, but those adventures, at least for now, appear to be taking place pretty far away from the main X-Men series. Logan is also looking like it will be a big hit, with early buzz on the movie very positive. But that is also going to mark Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, which will be closing the door on the most reliable fixture of the X-Men movies to date. Still, X-Men 7 is reportedly being worked on and now it looks like we may know who is being eyed to direct it; Simon Kinberg.

According to Collider, the longtime producer and writer for the X-Men franchise is actually looking to make his directorial debut with X-Men 7, which is rumored to be, »

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Report: X-Men Universe Overlord Simon Kinberg In Talks To Write & Direct Next Film

21 February 2017 4:03 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

You know, you have to give 20th Century Fox some real props for the work they’re doing on the X-Men universe. Yes, it’s a bit frustrating on an Ocd level. In a world where the Marvel Cinematic Universe has all their films interlinked in an intricate way, it’s hard to look at the X-Men films and appreciate it for that very same “architecture,” as it were. 

However, one thing the X-Men universe has always done well is allow their films to essentially exist in a vacuum. Sure, a good number of films are sequels, but for the most part, they can be enjoyed in and of themselves. It’s also given them the opportunity to allow for outside-the-box ideas like Deadpool of Logan, which would have had no place in an established, set-in-stone universe.

This could, in part, be credited to Simon Kinberg, the producer of most »

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Simon Kinberg In Talks To Direct Next X-Men Movie

21 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The chatter around a new X-Men movie shooting this summer has been picking up steam. Sophie Turner is said to be returning for what is tentatively known as “X-Men: Supernova,” and now it seems the project might have a director.

Collider reports that longtime producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg (“Legion,” “Logan,” “Deadpool,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Fantastic Four“) is in talks to helm the next X-Men.

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The Next ‘X-Men’ Movie Looking at Simon Kinberg to Direct

21 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the X-Men movie series getting its second wind. While X-Men: Apocalypse was a critical and financial disappointment, Deadpool proved that there was still plenty of life in the mutant superhero world. Logan looks like it will prove this further when it opens in a few weeks (the early reviews […]

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Simon Kinberg May Direct The Next X-Men Movie

21 February 2017 2:59 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Up until now, 20th Century Fox has been keeping quiet on their plans for the future of the X-Men franchise. Rumors have been hitting the web at a furious rate, all pointing to X-Men: Supernova being the next instalment, but so far, the studio hasn’t said a word.

That doesn’t change today, unfortunately, but Collider has an interesting report which tells us that producer Simon Kinberg, who basically runs the show when it comes to the mutant franchise, might get behind the camera to direct the upcoming outing, which is set to shoot this spring. We don’t know a whole lot about it just yet, but both Sophie Turner and James McAvoy are believed to be returning to reprise their roles, while it’s thought that “The Dark Phoenix Saga” will be used as inspiration for the story. »

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James McAvoy teases his return to the X-Men this summer

21 February 2017 9:22 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

The latest word on the street regarding the X-men franchise was that New Mutants, to be helmed by Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), was gearing up to shoot early next year. However, we do have some news that might suggest otherwise! James McAvoy took to Instagram to send out the following picture that was originally posted by X-men producer Simon Kinberg. In it, Kinberg can be seen having dinner... Read More »

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X-Men: Is James McAvoy Teasing His & Patrick Stewart’s Return To The Superhero Franchise?

21 February 2017 8:37 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

The X-Men franchise has certainly become a unique beast in the world of cinematic universes. Not only do they tend to plan their films in smaller batches — with actors generally signing up for three or so at a time, as opposed to Marvel’s “sell your soul for eternity” deal that’s become the standard — but they also have the added layer of difficulty in their multiple timelines and their willingness to hop from one time period to another.

All of a sudden, it’s no longer as clear cut as, “oh, we need this actor for the next one,” because the next one may not even be a true sequel — and to top it all off, it may not even be set in the same actual universe. As such, we never truly know what actors’ roles could be in upcoming films. However, a couple week’s back, it was »

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X-Men: James McAvoy hints at summer shoot for movie

21 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Feb 22, 2017

James McAvoy looks to be returning to the world of X-Men, with a summer shoot planned for his next Professor X outing...

These days, the X-Men film release timeline is as confusing as the X-Men in-universe timeline. Fox has stayed tight-lipped about the specifics of its upcoming release schedule. We know that New Mutants is slated to start filming in May and there are rumours an Apocalypse sequel (maybe X-Men: Supernova?) will start filming later this year, but much of the information we have surrounding X-Men 7 is speculative. Now, we have another clue to add to the puzzle...

James McAvoy, aka Young Charles Xavier in the X-Men film franchise, recently took to Instagram to share a photo of him having dinner with X-Men producer Simon Kinberg. The post also included a photo of Kinberg with Old Charles Xavier Patrick Stewart, and was captioned:

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James McAvoy Hints At Future X-Men Role – But Is It New Mutants Or Supernova?

20 February 2017 9:07 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The fate of the X-Men Cinematic Universe is a bit up in the air at the moment. Hugh Jackman’s hanging up the adamantium claws in just a few weeks as James Mangold’s Logan will herald his last time playing Wolverine, and after the muted response to X-Men: Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox has remained quiet on how they plan to proceed with the main series. Not to mention that we’ve heard that a number of the cast members have no interest in returning.

One actor who’s always said he’d be up for doing more though is James McAvoy, who plays the younger version of Professor X. We’re not sure where exactly he’ll show up next, but rumors have pointed to a possible appearance in Josh Boone’s The New Mutants and now, more fuel has been added to the fire.

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