Simon Kinberg

Hugh Jackman Would Have a Say in Who Gets to Play Wolverine Next

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by Emma Stefansky March 8, 2017 @ 4:54 PM
Fox
By now, everyone knows that Logan is Hugh Jackman’s last go-round as Wolverine. It’s tough to see him go — he’s arguably the protagonist of the original X-Men trilogy and was always a welcome presence in the new crop of movies, but he’s a big star now, and Logan is a tone-perfect way to round out his career as that character. Now, the question becomes: who, if anyone, will take his place? The X-Men series will still continue for at least one more movie, and there are a number of spinoffs in the works, so Wolverine will have to reappear somehow, right?

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Screenwriter Simon Kinberg Reflects on the Film’s Mistakes

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by Matthew Monagle February 26, 2017 @ 2:55 PM
Simon Kinberg is everything an aspiring writer could hope to be. He’s written some of the biggest and most expensive blockbuster movies of his generation. He’s leveraged his talent as a writer into a lucrative career in film and television producing. He’s pushed the boundaries of superhero films and will even tackle his very own Star Wars sequel in the not-too-distant future. He’s been nominated for an Academy Award. By any measure of success, Kinberg is one of Hollywood’s best and brightest.

Here We Go Again: ‘X-Men’ Producer Simon Kinberg Says ‘Gambit’ Could Film in 2018

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by Britt Hayes February 24, 2017 @ 12:54 PM
20th Century Fox
News of Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie has become redundant, what with all the times it was allegedly going to “begin filming early next year.” Today, X-Men series producer and writer Simon Kinberg offers another update on the delayed spinoff, assuring fans that it’s still very much in development and they have every intention of hopefully, maybe, possibly filming it next year — but hey, ask again in six months and we’ll see what’s up then.

Simon Kinberg Might Be Looking to Direct the Next ‘X-Men’ Movie

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by Emma Stefansky February 21, 2017 @ 6:10 PM
Fox
There’s a lot up in the air about what’s next for the X-Men after last summer’s gloomy Apocalypse, including who’ll be onboard to direct the mutants’ latest adventure. A new report indicates that Simon Kinberg himself, after writing, producing, or otherwise having a hand in pretty much every X-Men project to date, might be up for the job.

Ryan Reynolds Says ‘Deadpool 2’ Is Nearing Production, Domino and Cable Still Not Cast

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by Britt Hayes December 8, 2016 @ 3:11 PM
20th Century Fox
Not long after director Tim Miller exited the Deadpool sequel over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds, reports revealed the reason behind the split: Miller, a VFX pro, wanted to make a more polished (and more expensive) sequel, while Reynolds (and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) wanted to stick to the scrappy (and less expensive) style that made the first film such a hit. Now, with John Wick co-director David Leitch at the helm, Reynolds and producer Simon Kinberg have offered a quick update on Deadpool 2, including words of praise for Leitch and a promise to make sure the sequel is in keeping with its predecessor.

Fox Plots ‘Deadpool 3’ With X-Force Characters and ‘X-Men’ Reboot While ‘Gambit’ Remains on Hold

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by Britt Hayes November 9, 2016 @ 11:56 AM
20th Century Fox
It may be difficult to believe in light of the 2016 election results, but there is other news still happening out there — even in the world of film, which offers a welcome distraction for many right now. And 20th Century Fox is serving up some pretty major news today, with a report that sheds light on the studio’s plans for the future of their expanding X-Men franchise, including Deadpool 3, X-Force and Gambit.

Surprise! The ‘Gambit’ Script Problems Continue

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by Matthew Monagle August 6, 2016 @ 1:51 PM
Columbia / Marvel
Simon Kinberg must have been feeling pretty chatty this past weekend. After weighing in on the screenplay for Deadpool 2 and all the superhero and sequel jokes the movie could make, Kinberg also opened up on the never-ending production delays faced by the studio’s long-awaited Gambit standalone film. And if you’ve been following the Gambit production for years and can’t take the stress, don’t worry: the film is still happening, it’s just not quite where anyone wants it to be yet.

‘Deadpool 2’ Producer Promises Jokes About Superhero Sequels

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by Matthew Monagle August 6, 2016 @ 12:52 PM
20th Century Fox
File this one under Least Surprising News of All Time: according to producer Simon Kinberg, the upcoming sequel to the surprise hit Deadpool will poke fun at superhero sequels. No word yet on whether the character of Deadpool will continue to make movie references, talk to the camera, and poke fun at the successes and failures of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise.

‘Gambit’ Movie Eyes Spring 2017 Shooting Date

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by Matthew Monagle July 9, 2016 @ 1:26 PM
Columbia / Marvel
Some movies just seem destined to never get made. It’s been two-and-a-half years now since people first reported that those Channing Tatum rumors surrounding Gambit had some basis in fact, and while many comic books fans are excited to see the lovable Cajun rapscallion get his own movie, it seems that the production rumors and casting and hiring process was doomed to spin on well past the point where Tatum was young enough to still play an action hero.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Producer Teases Season 3 Tying Into Future Movies

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 1, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
The animated arm of Star Wars got a major pat with news that Rogue One would feature Forest Whitaker as a character created for The Clone Wars cartoon, further brightening prospects for current series Rebels to tie in with the films. Things are looking good on that front for Season 3 as well, at least according to executive producer Simon Kinberg.