Simon Kingberg, X-Men producer and writer has confirmed to Coming Soon to the followup film to X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1990′. We assume this won’t be a Bryan Singer installment, as Singer is busy for the next couple of years making Fox’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
This really only leaves Josh Boone‘s New Mutants as an option, which is reportedly going to be the followup film to Apocalypse, making sense that it could be set four or more years later in the 90s.
James McAvoy and Alexandra Shipp are said to be apart of the cast along with new characters Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot and Warlock. The lineup recently confirmed by Boone via his Instagram account.
Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams was linked for the Wolfsbane role and Witch‘s Anya Taylor-Joy for the role of Magik.
New Mutants is currently in a better position to go into production before Gambit and Deadpool 2, as both those other X-Men projects are still being written at the moment, while New Mutants is already undergoing casting. This gives us the impression that New Mutants could be coming sooner than anyone really is expecting it to.
A production start or release date hasn’t been announced, but it’s officially moving forward.
Fox confirmed an untitled Marvel film for October 6th, 2017 at CinemaCon, there is also word that they are looking to release other Marvel films on January 12th, 2018 and July 13th, 2018.
We don’t know what the plot or who the villains will be of New Mutants, but there is talk that The Dark Phoenix Saga will be happening next, it remains to be seen if that happens in New Mutants.
SOURCE: COMING SOON