The seventh movie in the main line of X-Men films is now strongly rumored to be filming this summer, although there are still some significant gaps to fill in before this is definite.
The movie is reportedly going by the name of X-Men: Supernova, and according to My Entertainment World, the film is set to start shooting in June of this year. The production is set to be based in Montreal, and the site also has a synopsis for the movie…
Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!
Already, Josh Boone’s X-Men: New Mutants film is set to shoot in Canada as well starting in the spring. X-Men: Supernova is a separate listing on the My Entertainment World site (that lists upcoming film productions, and when and where they will be filming). It looks as if Fox might just have three X-Men movies filming in 2017, if you also factor in Deadpool 2.
Just a few doubts, though. Fox hasn’t officially announced X-Men: Supernova, and whilst it’s known that Simon Kinberg had been working on a screenplay for X-Men 7, the project doesn’t have a release date or a director as of yet (Bryan Singer has already ruled himself out, and is directing the pilot for the X-Men TV series instead). That aside, the synopsis, meanwhile, would suggest a return for James McAvoy, as well as Sophie Turner.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more, of course.
By Simon Brew