Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Next 'X-Men' Movie is Set in the 1980s

From latinoreview, In an unsurprising move to anyone that has been paying attention, writer of X3: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mr. Simon Kinberg said that X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in 1983. He did so on a podcast.

That's ten years after the events of Days of Future Past, and pretty much expected from anyone that saw the whole "one X-movie per decade" pattern slowly being revealed. I've speculated previously how X-Men: Days of Future Past basically cleared the slate of the old cast, so I'd expect a new Jean Grey, a new Cyclops - heck, new everyone that isn't Wolverine.

Kinberg is two steps into the three step process of ruining the X-Men then making it up to us, so let's hope the newest grey-skinned big bad, En Sabah Nur, manages to right the franchise after so long in the darkness.

I would say props to Kinberg for sticking to his guns, but he stuck to those guns by killing off a beloved cast, so...I guess I'm still on board?

No word yet on if Fox will let legally-troubled Bryan Singer back on to direct, but that could creatively go either way.

Come on, X-Men, get crazy faster. That's your premium over these other superhero movie properties. Put new Storm in a mohawk, and only bring back Dazzler if you really,  really have something for her to do.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

Well, that could be fun I guess. I haven't seen the new X-flick yet but I liked the sixtiesish tone of the last one.