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After talking to multiple sources, I can report that writer/producer Simon Kinberg is looking to make his directorial debut with the next X-Men movie and he’s already written the screenplay. From what I hear, it does focus on the Dark Phoenix storyline and it’s now up to the studio if they’ll use his script and if he’ll get to direct it. At this point, I don’t have any information about casting beyond Sophie Turner.
If for some reason you’re not familiar with Simon Kinberg and his relationship to the X-Men franchise, he’s essentially the Kevin Feige of the X-Men universe at 20th Century Fox. If you look over his IMDb resume, you’ll see he’s either written, produced, or been heavily involved with X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Logan, Legion, and New Mutants. It’s pretty clear he knows these characters, and more than that, he’s helped keep the franchise moving forward as he’s worked alongside directors like Bryan Singer, Matthew Vaughn, and Tim Miller.
Entertainment Weekly is back with more from their recent conversation with Ben Affleck about Justice League. Some fans weren’t happy with how brutal and unforgiving Affleck’s Batman was in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Affleck said that his Batman is “more traditional” in Justice League.
“I thought he was an okay Batman,” Affleck joked. “No, he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not gonna do that movie, I don’t think.” When the host informed Affleck that he just broke some major news, he backtracked a bit […]
On this date in 2014, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, and the rest of the Batman v Superman crew shot the fan-favorite “Knightmare Batman” scene. In honor of this day three years ago, Snyder took to the mobile social network Vero to share a new look at Ben Affleck as Batman from the Batman v Superman […]
Marvel brings us a follow up to the original box office smash with more laughs and more dads! — Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Take a look below at our interactive images comparing the main four Defenders and several supporting characters to their original comic book look!
Marvel has set Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over and write the script for Captain Marvel, the Brie Larson-starrer that will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). Meg LeFauve & Nicole Perlman originally were set to write the script, but LeFauve had to leave to co-direct the Disney Animation pic Gigantic. That […]