Early on, you might’ve expected Hugh Jackman’s final bow as Wolverine to go out with a bang, like a giant farewell party where all his old and new friends are there to wave him off into the sunset. But that wouldn’t be quite fitting for a loner like Logan (and it sounds more like an X-Men movie), whose upcoming sequel really emphasizes the “solo” in solo outing — so don’t go in expecting to see a bunch of cameos from other mutants in the X-universe.
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Rumors about the next chapter in the X-Men franchise have intensified in recent weeks, with reports suggesting that the sequel — allegedly titled Supernova — will take another crack at the Dark Phoenix saga, focusing on Sophie Turner’s young Jean Grey. Although Fox has yet to confirm the rumors, Turner herself claims that a new X-Men sequel is indeed filming this year, which means it may be coming a little sooner than you think.
We still don’t know what to actually call FOX’s Bryan Singer-directed X-Men drama, but fresh off the success of Legion, our new series is already casting. Blair Redford has joined in the role of our first notable mutant, potentially providing a clue to the plot.
FX and Noah Hawley’s ‘Legion’ dives deep into this trippy, visually arresting and unique slant on the X-Men universe, but what might be the most gorgeous story put to TV can feel a bit lost in all the sensory overload. Our advance review, before the premiere mutates on February 8.
The X-Men movie franchise remains somewhat in flux after the mixed reception of Bryan Singer’s Apocalypse, but it looks the the director will have his share of new mutants in the meantime. FOX confirms that Singer will officially direct the new X-Men universe TV series pilot, in addition to producing.
We still don’t really know what FOX has in mind for its as-yet-untitled X-Men TV series, but we’re one step closer to finding out. The X-Men universe-set film has an official pilot order at the network, as shepherded by Burn Notice alum Matt Nix.
It took the X-Men films over a decade to finally introduce the iconic Sentinel robots, but will TV manage to do it far sooner? That’s the word on FOX’s as-yet-untitled X-Men TV series, which producers claim will feature the mutant-hunting baddies, “though very different from what we’ve seen before.”
When you hear talk of the standalone Gambit movie, most — well, pretty much all — of it has the word “delay” in there somewhere. The movie started off strong: Channing Tatum signed on for the title character, it had a director, and everything looked good. Then, the first delay happened, it lost director Rupert Wyatt, got a new one, and was delayed some more. But fans of the trickster need not lose hope yet: X-Men producer Laura Schuler Donner says Tatum is still signed on to do a standalone Gambit movie in the future. We just don’t know when.
Even a murderous mercenary loner needs a couple friends every now and then.
The X-Men are slowly taking over. On TV, we’re getting FX’s Legion, on the big screen, we’re getting Logan, a Deadpool sequel, and New Mutants. Even after the decidedly dismal X-Men: Apocalypse, the film series that makes up the spine of the X-Men franchise is still planning on a further installment, and now we might know the title.