Now that Bryan Singer is out, rumor has it that Simon Kinberg will make his directorial debut in X-Men: Supernova. The popular producer/screenwriter whose works include the box office success and critically-acclaimed movie Logan finally addressed whether he will helm the next mutant movie. Find out what he says below.
X-Men: Supernova is still in its early stages. Understandably, details about the movie is scarce. However, Kinberg reportedly will sit at the director’s chair now that Singer has stepped down after four movies. Unfortunately, Kinberg has not signed up as the director yet. But he might be interested in the role if he gets to do one thing.
“I’ve read those reports,” he admitted to Deadline. “If I were to direct, I would certainly write.” He added that before he became one of the most sought-after producers in Hollywood, he started his career as a screenwriter.
After more than a decade in the industry, Kinberg has been involved in dozens of movies. Under his IMDB page, blockbuster titles such as xXx: State of the Union, X-Men: The Last Stand, Sherlock Holmes, X-Man: Days of the Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse are listed. He is also involved in Star Wars Rebels and the X-Men spinoff Legion.
Kinberg explained that simply cannot imagine directing a movie written by someone else. He certainly knows the franchise to the core having worked behind a number of comic book movies and the new television series.
X-Men: Supernova to Adapt Dark Phoenix Saga
The next X-Men movie reportedly will adapt the Dark Phoenix saga which centered on Jean Gray. The story of the mutant portrayed by Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) has already been told in X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner. However, Kinberg, who co-wrote the script of the 2006 movie, admits that they did not get to give the saga justice.
In the comics, Dark Phoenix mixed an outer space element that led to Jean Grey’s fall from grace. A cosmic entity known as the Dark Phoenix used the mutant as a vessel. This led her to go rogue and become a dangerous entity.
In X-Men: The Last Stand, Jean Grey/Phoenix became an unstoppable force whose powers killed Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Cyclops (James Marsden). This forced Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to kill Phoenix in order to stop her from inflicting further destruction. The 2014 movie X-Men: Days of the Future Past erased the events of the movie from the timeline.
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