According to new comments from producer Simon Kinberg, the X-Men film franchise will continue its journey through the decades. While speaking to the “X-Men: Apocalypse” producer at the film’s junket, ComingSoon learned that the next installment will be set in a different decade.
“The next one is set in the ’90s,” said Kinberg.
The period-piece element of the franchise started with 2011’s “X-Men: First Class,” which was set in 1962. The 2014 follow-up, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” split its time between 1973 and a date in the near future. “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which opens later this month, is set in 1983.
Based on Kinberg’s comments, it’s not yet known if he’s referring to a new “X-Men” film or possibly one of the spinoffs that’s currently in production — specifically “New Mutants” or even “X-Force.” “X-Men: Apocalypse” has been talked about as the end of a trilogy that began with “First Class,” as many of the cast members signed three-picture deals; Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have expressed a willingness to return. It was also recently revealed that new addition Tye Sheridan has signed on for two additional movies. An official annoncement of a follow-up to “X-Men: Apocalypse” has yet to be made.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” opens in theaters on May 27.
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