X-Plo­sion

Writer-pro­ducer Si­mon Kin­berg on the next mu­tant movies…

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Red Alert -

While X-Men: Apoca­lypse marked the end of the sec­ond X-Men movie tril­ogy, writer­pro­ducer Si­mon Kin­berg says the pos­si­bil­i­ties re­main end­less for Marvel’s mu­tants on screen.

“If you know the X-Men comic books,” Kin­berg tells Red Alert at this year’s Saturn Awards, “you know that there’s hun­dreds, even thou­sands of other good sto­ry­lines, some big sto­ry­lines we haven’t told yet, or sto­ry­lines like Dark Phoenix that maybe we’d want to tell a dif­fer­ent way. We’re deep in the trenches of that now, but we have a sense of a few dif­fer­ent ar­eas we could ex­plore.”

Kin­berg adds that the X-Men films will con­tinue to jump for­ward in time, though per­haps not as much as one decade per in­stal­ment. With a “very loyal to the comics” New Mu­tants movie in de­vel­op­ment un­der di­rec­tor Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), pro­duc­tion on the spin-off Le­gion TV show un­der­way (it airs in 2017), and Gam­bit set to start shoot­ing by spring 2017, Kin­berg is also over­see­ing Dead­pool 2. The se­quel to this year’s fourth wall-bust­ing block­buster, he ex­plains, has a se­cret weapon that will help it suc­ceed where so many com­edy sequels have failed in the past...

“There’s no short­age of ma­te­rial that comes out of Ryan Reynolds’s brain and out of his mouth,” Kin­berg says. “Reynolds was just born to play Dead­pool. So we have the ad­van­tage of this guy who can just go for­ever com­ing up with fun new ma­te­rial.”

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