Simon Kinberg Talks New Mutants, Wolverine 3

Monday, 30 November 2015 - 9:35PM
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Monday, 30 November 2015 - 9:35PM
Simon Kinberg Talks New Mutants, Wolverine 3
The Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC's budding connected universe steal most of the headlines these days when it comes to superhero movie franchises, but there's a third dog in this fight, and that's Fox's X-Men. Next year sees the release of both Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse (and maybe Gambit, though that's likely pushed to 2017), and the following year will get Hugh Jackman's final turn as Logan in Wolverine 3. Then there's an eventual New Mutants film on the way at some point. So that's a lot of X-content in the pipeline at Fox, and there's no one better to talk about it than producer Simon Kinberg, who spoke to Collider about the future of the X-universe. Here's what he had to say.

On X-Men Apocalypse:

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"Our first trailer will be on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's our first thing out there so it is somewhat of a teaser, but it's certainly longer than a minute and it has a ton of cool stuff in it."
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On Deadpool

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"I've seen a version of the trailer that's pretty awesome, that's close to being ready. I think the plan is also in December to put out the new trailer. In terms of new footage and material, Ryan (Reynold)'s creating new footage and material every single day, so I'm assuming he'll do something new on the internet in the next week or so."
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On Gambit

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"We've been spending a lot of time together - Channing (Tatum), [Reid Carolin, Tatum's producing partner], [screenwriter Joshua Zetumer], the director, and myself - just working on the script, and we hope to start shooting next spring ... It would be really challenging at this point to make that [October 2016] release date. I wouldn't say 100%, but it would be tough."
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On New Mutants:

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"We have Josh Boone, the director of The Fault in Our Stars, working on [a script] ... I don't know what the production plan is. Like with all of these things, we have to get the script right. That's the most important part of it, and they're just working on the first draft now, but the hope is that we'll shoot it soon. And Josh has been game with this and gave us this incredibly elaborate presentation about New Mutants. He's a huge comic book fan and grew up loving and reading specifically New Mutants, so he came with a whole movie presentation where he laid the film out and it was really cool."
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On Wolverine 3

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"We're pretty close to a script that everyone's excited about, and I don't know when the start date is, but we won't start until it's ready to shoot ... All of us feel like this is six or seven or eight (depending on how you count) movies in the making, and there are few characters in the history of cinema who have cast as big a shadow as Wolverine, so to tell the final chapter of that story, it has to be the best, and it has to have a mythic quality to it. So we have to get it right, and I think we will."
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As you can see, the X-Men and their expanded universe are going to be around for a while, so the MCU and DCU had better get used to having a third wheel.
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