X-Men: Supernova: Kinberg Addresses Directing, Dark Phoenix Rumors

Despite a report from earlier this week, X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg isn't prepared to say he'll make his directorial debut with "X-Men: Supernova." At least not yet.

During a press junket for "Logan," Kinberg referred to the article as "premature," but told ComingSoon, "we have been talking about what the next X-Men movie would be since post-production on the last X-Men movie. We are prepping the film, can’t say much more than that, but we’re excited to get back into telling the story of the mainland X-Men."

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It's worth noting, however, that when Erik Davis of Fandango asked if the film would address the "Dark Phoenix Saga," as has been widely reported, Kinberg declined to confirm but "smirked when I pressed him on it."

Kinberg, who co-wrote “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse," is penning the upcoming film, which is expected to be positioned as a "soft reboot" of the Fox franchise. "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner has confirmed she'll reprise her role as Jean Grey, while Nicholas Hoult seems to think he'll return as Hank McCoy/Beast. And James McAvoy, who played Charles Xavier in the three prequels, recently teased his own X-Men plans for this summer.

"X-Men: Supernova" is set to begin production in late May in Montreal.

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