20th Century Fox has yet to really announce anything about their future plans for their “X-Men” film universe, which has led to plenty of speculation.
We do know Josh Boone is assembling a “New Mutants” film to shoot this year in Montreal. What’s not been entirely clear is if a follow-up to the main series film “X-Men: Apocalypse” is on the way beyond some comments from writer/producer Simon Kinberg indicating as such.
There has been talk of another film, one set in the early 1990s and titled “X-Men: Supernova” with the rumored plot to be a more faithful adaptation of the Dark Phoenix storyline. Yet no-one is officially announced for such a project at this point.
Appearing at the BAFTAs this weekend, actress Sophie Turner seem to confirm her participation in the production, returning to the role of Jean Grey. Speaking with HeyUGuys at the British film awards, Turner discussed her forthcoming schedule:
“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.”
Judging by that quote, it would suggest a late Summer shoot for “X-Men” which means the film could be out as early as mid-late 2018.