The upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” has been touted as something of a final film in the series, closing off the six films of Bryan Singer’s original “X-Men” trilogy and the more recent ‘First Class’ trilogy.
Fox no doubt has plans to continue the franchise beyond both ‘Apocalypse,’ Hugh Jackman’s third and final “Wolverine” solo film, and the two X-Men related TV series it recently greenlit. There has been questions though regarding Singer’s involvement beyond that point. Will he stay around for what could well be a reboot of the franchise?
According to a new report over at Journal De Montreal (via Heroic Hollywood), Singer is likely involved in whatever the film is as they have reported that production on another “X-Men” film will take place in Montreal at Mel’s Studios in early 2017. Pre-production on said film would commence November next year.
The news comes from a quote from Mel’s Studios rep Michel Trudel who apparently inked a deal with Fox regarding the franchise returning to the studio. Singer has several projects on his upcoming slate though, most notably the new adaptation of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.
Update: Collider has now denied the report, their “trusted sources” saying that “No plans have been made to start filming… and Singer has not signed on to direct.”