“X-Men” film series producer Simon Kinberg is still doing press rounds for “Logan” this week and talked more about the future films in the franchise he’s involved in from “Deadpool 2” to “The New Mutants” and the next “X-Men” movie which he might direct.
One he hasn’t discussed much though is “X-Force,” which seems further away, but in a new interview with Deadline he says the film is already being planned out and will stand apart from the other “X-Men” films:
“We are working hard on New Mutants, Gambit with Channing Tatum, Deadpool 2 and the new X-Force movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters. Deadpool 2 is going into production this year.
Then X-Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable – they’re like the Black Ops of the X-Men. They’re much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it’s separate from X-Men.
There is a larger architecture to tell these stories in. I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative. It’s something that’s fun, exciting and it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that we’ve been generating in these standalone movies of the X-Men universe.
But we go into making the best movie we can. It’s not just about a Colossus or Deadpool cameo. Connecting all of these movies will happen when it organically makes sense. These movies aren’t simply being built as stepping stones to a larger story. Each one is wholly enclosed and a movie worth seeing.”
Kinberg also says they haven’t even thought about the next version of the Wolverine character now that Hugh Jackman has left the role:
:We haven’t even thought of the next iteration of Wolverine. For all of us, we were keeping our fingers crossed that the audiences would respond to Logan the way they have. I can’t visualize in my head another Wolverine but if that day ever comes, we would talk to Hugh about it.”
Production on “Deadpool 2,” “New Mutants” and the next “X-Men” are all slated to kick off this year.