Omega Underground’s own news that X-Men: Supernova is a bogus title from January has been confirmed by the man himself Simon Kinberg. A main producer on the X-Men franchise and is said to be in the mix to direct the film which he has most likely written as well.
Here’s our tidbit from January.
We’ve reached out to a couple of friends that would be able to clear things up and heard back that while it sounds like a sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse is indeed happening, X-Men: Supernova is not it’s title.
The confirmation comes from an interview that producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker did with SlashFilm for the Logan press junket. Here’s what Kinberg had to say on the record about the film’s title when asked about it.
“It’s not called Supernova. One of the things we do when we make these X-Men movies, to be totally candid, is — any of these movies, it’s on Star Wars, too — is you come up with fake names to throw people off the scent and when you’re out making the movie, the signs that show you where the locations are say Nova, or whatever the fake title is, and people figure it out, and I don’t even know why we do it anymore.
But at any rate, it’s not called Supernova. That was the code name for it. There’s yet another code name now. What I can tell you is that we’re in early stages of prep on it…”
The other two titles that have circled the project is Dark Phoenix a nod to the Phoenix Saga (expected to be based on the comic book storyline) and it’s current production title is Teen Spirit an obvious homage to 1991 Nirvana album Nevermind. This production title gives us a strong impression that the film will be set in 1991, as Kinberg previously teased a 90’s setting for the film.
We previously discovered that the now untitled X-Men: Apocalypse sequel is slated to begin production this June in Montreal, but without Fox officially announcing their plans it’s hard to know for sure what is really going on here.
David Letich’s Deadpool 2 is set begin shooting this June as well but will take place in Vancouver, while Josh Boone’s X-Men: The New Mutants is said to start shooting this April-May in Montreal.