Bryan Singer Reportedly Shooting Next ‘X-Men’ Film In 2016; Should Cable and Sinister Be In It?

Nov 16, 2015


According to Le Journal de Montreal, it looks like Bryan Singer will be returning to direct a yet to announced X-Men film starting pre-production/other shooting next November in the U.S., and eventually returning to Montreal in early 2017 for production. This is the first time we’ve heard any concrete information concerning another main saga film, along with the return of Mr. Singer.

This isn’t too surprising as Singer, Simon Kinberg and Fox revealed plans for X-Men: Apocalypse very close to the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Although, I’m a bit concerned what this might mean for Josh Boone’s New Mutants and the potential X-Force movie which haven’t been given the official green light. Then again, Fox could push forward with all these films.

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A Deadpool sequel has been talked about by the creatives involved, and will likely be announced once some box office numbers for the first film start rolling in. There’s been some suggestions that Deadpool and Cable will heavily factor into a post-Hugh Jackman X-Men universe. I could see Cable taking a big role in the main films, but that would need some creative explaining on the part of the writers, if this movie is set in the 80s or 90s. He’s also expected to have a role in the Deadpool sequel as well.

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It might be a bit tricky to have Cable in this next X-Men installment with his father being a teen, unless they bring back the time-travel aspect from Days of Future Past via brilliant mutant engineer Forge, who creates a working time machine in the future.


As for a villain, it’s going to be hard to top Apocalypse, but combining the Legacy Virus created by Mister Sinister and some other mutant threats, possibly the genocide of the Marlocks at the hands of Sinister, would also make sense. There’s also the part that Sinister has a hand in the birth of Cable. They are slowly running out of Earthbound X-Men villains they can use, and Sinister is one of the last big ones left unused.

We already have Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston lobbying for the role.



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