MOVIE NEWS – Bryan Singer talked about the next X-Men movie taking place in the cosmos, while also confirming that the scenario is set in the 1990s. Later this month, 20th Century Fox will close out its X-Men prequel trilogy with the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, which will reach the theaters May 27.
The studio is also producing a number of spinoffs such as X-Force and The New Mutants. And we reported not so long ago that the next X-Men movie will be set in the 1990s. While doing press for X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer shed some new light on what X-Men 7 will be, and where it will be set.
The report from earlier this week didn’t specify exactly which X-Men project will fixed in the 1990s, whether it be the spinoffs X-Force or The New Mutant, or X-Men 7, which has been rumored to start production next year with the studio eyeing a 2018 release. Fandango spoke to director Bryan Singer, who teased that this particular story may be set in outer space.
“That was something Simon [Kinberg], and I discussed a long time ago, all the way back to when I first pitched the studio on First Class — that they do each movie in 10-year increments. It’s a nice way for the audience to kind of keep track of the timeline, and it’s fun to play in these different eras. So that’s a good starting point. But we’ve also introduced the tenants of time travel, which already exists in the comic book. Also, I imagine – and this is the first time I’ve answered the question this way – but another thing that’s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn’t been explored. And to me, that might be kind of fun because I’m a huge Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and exploring the X-Men universe and being able to utilize that would be exciting, visually,” said Bryan Singer.