Mega-producer and writer Simon Kinberg spoke briefly with The Hashtag Show about the current slate of X-MEN films developing at 20th Century Fox.
“The first thing up, we’re shooting the WOLVERINE movie right now and we start shooting DEADPOOL 2 at the beginning of next year, then I sit down and start writing the next of the mainline X-Men movies.”
On GAMBIT, which is developing with star Channing Tatum, Kinberg says “We have a great script on that and hope to shoot that movie at the beginning of spring of next year.” It’s unknown if director Doug Liman is still attached, as he recently signed to direct ‘The Wall’ for Amazon Studios. Of course there’s plenty time until next Spring.
Describing the NEW MUTANTS screenplay by director/writer Josh Boone and writer Knate Gwaltney as “very loyal to the comics,” Kinberg says he expects production on the film – which follows a young adult mutant group – to take place “sometime real soon.” It has a rumored released date of June 29, 2018.