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Kinberg Discusses Fox's Long-Term "X-Men" Plans, Compares Format to "Star Wars"

"X-Men: Apocalypse" producer Simon Kinberg discussed the long-term plans for franchise currently in place and weighed in on the current cast during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

"We want to keep making them," Kinberg shared. "Obviously, part of what we're doing now is stand-alone movies with new characters. So we have the 'Deadpool' movie, we're doing a 'Gambit' movie. We're doing another Wolverine. And then we have the mainline 'X-Men' movies with Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Beast that we started with 'First Class,' 'Days of Future Past,' 'Apocalypse.' I would love to keep making movies with that cast. It's almost like the way the 'Star Wars' movies now are. The Episodes are the mainline movies, and then you have the stand-alone movies. The X-Men flagship is [Michael] Fassbender, [James] McAvoy, Jen [Lawrence] and Nick Hoult, and then we have the stand-alone movies."

As to whether or not that cast will return for more films, he added, "I believe we'd have to do new deals with those actors. We had three-picture deals with them."

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac and many, many more, "X-Men: Apocalypse" arrives in theaters May 27, 2016.

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