With “X-Men: Apocalypse” set to begin its global rollout next week, those involved have begun doing promotional rounds for the film including producer Simon Kinberg. Much like director Bryan Singer, Kinberg will remain involved with the whole “X-Men” franchise in the near future including Hugh Jackman’s third and final solo outing as Wolverine.
That film, due for release next March, is thought to be R-rated and to begin filming shortly with the famed ‘Old Man Logan’ being utilised for the plot. Speaking with Collider, Kinberg was able to confirm all these reports but made one adjustment – seems the film has already begun shooting. He adds:
“It’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these movies… I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say about that. I will agree with you that Patrick Stewart was rumored to be a part of that film. It takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a Western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film.”
James Mangold, who knows a thing or two about helming westerns as he directed the well received “3:10 to Yuma” remake,” helms the “Wolverine” film.
Separately, Kinberg also confirmed at the film’s press conference (by CBM) the next full “X-Men” film will be set in the 1990s – continuing the decade long jumps between entries in the series since “X-Men: First Class”.