X-MEN Screenwriter In Talks To Direct Next Sequel

It's a movie that we hope will be ready to go by the end of this year and shoot next year.

So, is there a chance the four incredible (sorry, fantastic) heroes will ever return to the big screen or have they had too many chances? Deadpool only had the loosest of ties to the rest of the X-Men universe and this year's Logan is more of a standalone tale that a core part of an overall narrative.

"We know that when we get those right, the movie succeeds so we want to make sure we get Gambit right because we want him to be the beginning of a whole new franchise". We still won't believe the movie is truly happening until the cameras are rolling, but it sounds like this is a project everyone wants to turn into a reality.

Kinberg earned an Oscar nomination previous year as a producer for The Martian, and has generally penned a good mix of both winners (like Sherlock Holmes in 2009) and losers (like 2015's Fantastic Four). And for us, it's in the past in the sense of lessons learned and we would love to make another Fantastic Four movie.

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Fantastic Four has gone through two different reboots (if we count that movie in the 90s that never officially released), the series in the early 2000s wasn't incredibly well received but it could've been worse. Kinberg is probably one in a handful of people who have real clout when it comes to getting X-Men movies made at Fox, but the franchise is going in a very distinct direction that's definitely veering towards starting fresh. Plus the reboot's muted, grim (no pun intended) tone was the exact opposite of what the comics were all about.

Now, it seems, they've found the man to direct it.

Fans would certainly love a more faithful, and optimistic, take on Fantastic Four, that makes it feel more like a "fantastic" adventure with a family of four. A lot of characters from the original films are either dead or on their way to being dead, and it may be that Fox doesn't want to tread familiar ground by adapting stories from a character we've seen in the past.

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