Just when you thought that X-Men was done (see: X-Men Origins: Wolverine…actually….don’t see it), the franchise is now stronger than it has ever been. Between the upcoming Days of Future past which unites the characters from the first X-Men movie with the new cast, and the already announced X-Men: Apocalypse, you’d think it couldn’t get any bigger. Apparently though, it can!
If the movies continue to succeed, we’ll most likely see some spinoffs in the future. Chief among them may be the lovely Mystique, to be played by Jennifer Lawrence.
X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Apocalypse writer/producer Simon Kinberg told Entertainment Weekly :
“I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.”
Yet that may not be the only X-Man we see in action, Lauren Shuler Donner, who produced every X-Men movie, told EW that Gambit and Deadpool are also worthy of standalone movies:
“There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it. I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”
Yes there are, and if Days of Future Past is doing anything, it’s showing us just how expansive the X-Men universe is. It’s not too far to think that a bunch of spinoffs could take the series to new heights if done right, but we all know the results if it’s done wrong.
Who do YOU want to get a spinoff? Mystique? Gambit? Deadpool? Magneto? Iceman? Colossus? Bishop? Cyclops? (A man can dream). Let us know!
Source: Entertainment Weekly