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Simon Kinberg set to direct the next X-Men film?

February 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Simon Kinberg looks set to direct the next X-Men movie.

That’s according to Collider, who are reporting that the screenwriter and producer has already turned in a script for the film.

Kinberg, who has been involved in the franchise since 2011 when X-Men: First Class debuted, is believed to have incorporated the Dark Phoenix storyline into the plot.

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,” a writer for the site said. “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.

The only official confirmation we have for the next movie is that Turner will return as Jean Grey.

More as we get it.

Source: Collider

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….