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REPORT: X-Men: Supernova Will Be Simon Kinberg’s Directorial Debut

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Just last week, “X-Men: Apocalypse” star Sophie Turner confirmed she would reprise her role as the powerful mutant telepath Jean Grey in “X-Men: Supernova.” Now, we might have some insight into who might helm the upcoming “X-Men” film. According to Collider, veteran X-film writer/producer Simon Kinberg is in talks to make his directorial debut on the “X-Men” sequel.

Kinberg is certainly no stranger to Fox’s forays into the X-Men Universe. He provided the screenplays for both “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” He has also acted as producer on “Deadpool” and FX’s “Legion” TV series, among other projects.

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Collider reports that Kinberg has already written a script for the film, which is rumored to tackle the Dark Phoenix storyline. “X-Men: Supernova” is the working title for the proposed seventh installment in the main “X-Men” movie franchise and is currently slated to start production in Montreal in mid-May. Director Josh Boone’s “New Mutants” film will also launch production in the same city starting in late April. It’s worth noting that Kinberg’s role in “X-Men: Supernova’s” development has not yet been confirmed by Fox.

The next X-flick set to hit cinema screens is “Logan,” Hugh Jackman’s swansong for his longstanding role as the Canadian mutant Wolverine. “Logan” hits theaters on March 3.

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