Simon Kinberg says next X-Men film will be set in the 90s, Professor X in New Mutants

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Dec 21, 2018, 9:00 PM EST (Updated)

Producer Simon Kinberg is currently making the press rounds for director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, where he talked about the future of 20th Century Fox’s comic book movie franchise and the planned New Mutants film.

With X-Men: First Class taking place in the 1960s, Days of Future Past in the '70s, and now Apocalypse unfolding amid the shoulder pads of the '80s, it’s pretty safe to assume the next X-Men movie (assuming there is another one, of course) will take place during the next decade, right?

Speaking to ComingSoon, Kinberg confirmed the time setting of the next X-Men film: “The next one is set in the ’90s,” Kinberg said. While it’s great to know we're going back to the '90s (or rather forward, depending on how you look at it), it’s unclear whether Kinberg was actually referring to an Apocalypse follow-up or Josh Boone’s (The Fault in Our StarsNew Mutants.

Kinberg told Collider of the plans to start filming the Josh Boone movie early next year and confirmed that at least one major X-Men character will be involved in the superhero film, and that's assuming this aspect of the script will be kept by the time the cameras roll.

“Right now, as the movie exists, Professor X would be a part of a New Mutants movie.”

New Mutants will feature a team of young superpowerd people from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The rumored team roster includes Magik, Wolfsbane, Dani Moonstar, Cannonball, Sunspot and Warlock. There are also rumors that Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and James McAvoy's Xavier will be involved in the film and play key roles. Of course, none of this has been confirmed yet, so please remember to take it all with a grain of salt.


X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters May 27.

(via ComingSoon, Collider)