Although, 20th Century Fox has yet to even admit X-Men: Supernova is even happening, let alone expected to shoot this June in Montreal. As we’ve reported previously. It looks like it might actually be coming next as Jean Grey herself Sophie Turner gives the impression that’s what is next for her.
She spilled the beans on the BAFTA red carpet to HeyUGuys, Turner admitting she is indeed working on the next X-Men film soon.
“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to Season 8.”
However, Sophie didn’t name the project outright which could still mean that X-Men: Supernova and Josh Boone’s X-Men: The New Mutants might be one and the same or possibly shooting at the same time.
Production Weekly originally listed Supernova and New Mutants as one single project before eventually separating the two. This could explain the lack of any trade coverage and lack of a director or writers on the project being named months before it’s expected shoot.
While some are a little skeptical that Boone would be tasked to do double duty right off-the-bat. I believe Josh directing and co-writing both films is possibly how Fox has been able to keep everything entirely hush-hush.
X-Men: Supernova has yet to be announced or even confirmed by 20th Century Fox, no trade has covered the production rumors.
Boone recently teased on Twitter that he’s cast Turner’s Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams in the role of Wolfsbane with some official concept art. Williams had been rumored for months to be in the running for the role.
Also, New Mutants is expected to begin shooting this April-May and production is taking place in Montreal at the same studio facility as X-Men: Supernova.
Turner’s Jean Grey role could extend to New Mutants as well which is said to be aiming to include James McAvoy‘s Xavier and Alexandra Shipp‘s Storm. Producer Simon Kinberg supporting the idea of McAvoy’s participation along with Boone’s continued hints that he’ll indeed be returning in the film.
If the two projects are indeed shooting back-to-back it would be an extremely smart cost-cutting measure on the part of Fox. Making sure actors’ schedules line-up for these films with such a large cast can be tricky, so we can see the appeal to shooting two within the same year.
A double production could allow direct crossovers (as expected) and if Sophie Turner was expected to be a part of New Mutants lineup she could shoot her scenes during the Supernova shoot.
This wouldn’t be a new development with large studio projects, we’ll see this happen with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 currently shooting back-to-back. Warner Bros’ two Matrix sequels had a similar production shoot along with New Line/WB going even further by bankrolling Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies.
X-Men: The New Mutants and X-Men: Supernova both are without official release dates.